Dark chocolate peanut butter balls

As I was scrolling through my Facebook the other day, I came across a quick 30 second video of some very delicious looking peanut butter balls.

Once I had finished uni, I came home and made them as a snack and lucky for me they were dairy free.

For this quick and easy recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of almond flour/ almond meal
  • 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
  1. Prepare a oven tray with baking paper,
  2. Mix together all of the ingredients either with an electric mixer or by hand,
  3. In your hands, roll out the mixture into small balls ready to be dipped in chocolate,
  4. Melt 3/4 of dark chocolate/chips,
  5. Place the ball in the chocolate and use a spoon to make sure it is entirely covered,
  6. Place now chocolate coated balls on the baking paper and place in the fridge to cool.
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Chocolate chip, banana and peanut butter cookies

As a self confessed sweet tooth that consumes no dairy, I became stuck for ideas when all I craved was a simple and plain choc chip cookie. Everyone knows that there is milk in cookies and milk in chocolate. I did some researching and became influenced by Amy’s healthy baking website that provided me with some answers to my chocolatey questions.

Amy has created a vegan chocolate chip, banana and peanut butter cookie recipe that has definitely satisfied that chocolate craving. Here it is, step by step and ingredient by ingredient- give them a try!

Amy has used a range of health products throughout her recipe which are all quite pricey, so I opted for a cheaper version by just using basic ingredients. In order to make these cookies, you will need:

  • 2 cups of plain flour ( Amy used white whole wheat)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  • 1 cup of sugar (Amy used coconut sugar, therefore she required more)
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips ( most dark chocolate chips don’t contain milk solids, just need to find the right brand)

 

Start the cooking process by lining 2 ovens with baking paper and giving them a quick spray with some oil. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

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In a small sized bowl, combine the flour, baking power and salt

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In a separate medium bowl, mash your banana, add your vanilla extract and almond. Mix together until combined and then add in your sugar.

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Once all is combined, add in the chocolate chips and mix them through.

Once your wet mixture is complete, add your wet mixture to the earlier mixed flour and stir in until you can no longer see the flour.

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Use two spoons and scoop them onto the baking trays, evenly laying them out so they don’t join when they bake.

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Place the trays in the oven and bake for approximately 15-25 minutes, or until golden.

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Take them out of the oven and leave to cool, once cool, enjoy your dairy free cookies!

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Recipes

I am a self-admitted sweet tooth. It is the late nights or mid-afternoons that really hit me. When you’re sitting on the couch immersed in Channel 9’s latest drama filled series, and a block of chocolate would complete your night.

For months, I just went without, eating endless amounts of strawberries to try and satisfy my sugar cravings. After I had moved out of a college, I had more options, I could bake and cook.  Throughout this page you will find a range of recipes that will not only tingle those sweet taste buds even some savoury ones too!