I love making food for other people- I think good food brings people together and it is just so much fun to make too. I have been going to a lot of graduation and birthday parties this summer and I have been making some different desserts that I want to share on this blog. These dark chocolate peanut butter balls are one of my favorite desserts to make for parties, especially for my friends who are also into eating healthy. They are vegan, high in protein (about 5g of protein per truffle), gluten free, and the only sweetener comes from natural maple syrup. I made 18 truffles with this recipe, but you can definitely make more if you make them smaller, or double the recipe. I love these truffles because they are delicious and really filling, and they also just look nice (at least I thought so!), so they are perfect to bring to events. I hope you give them a try:)
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- a pinch of salt
- dark chocolate (I used vegan 100% dark chocolate)
- optional: sea salt and Himalayan salt to top
- Mix the peanut butter, oat flour, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until you get a smooth batter.
- Form into balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes- 1 hour.
- Melt the dark chocolate until it has a liquid consistency. I have a candy melt machine that I use for this, but you can also melt chocolate in a pan over the stove or in a dish in the microwave.
- Drop each peanut butter ball into your melted chocolate and roll it around until it is fully covered in chocolate. Do this for each ball and then transfer them on a pan (this is where you can also sprinkle the Himalayan salt and sea salt on top of each ball if you wish). It is easier and less messy if you use a fork to move each ball from the dish of melted chocolate to the pan.
- Refrigerate the now chocolate covered peanut butter balls for another 30 minutes- 1 hour until the chocolate has hardened.