PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS

Makes: 8 large balls or 16 small

Time: 15-20 mins

Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free

Ingredients

230g organic almond meal*
2 heaped tbsp 100% peanut butter – Biona or Meridian are good brands but if you are going fully raw see how to make your own here
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
1 or 2 tbsp liquid sweetener (honey, pure maple syrup, brown rice syrup) 
5 squares of good quality dark or raw chocolate

To make

* If you have spare almonds hanging around simply throw 230g of these into a processor or good blender and blitz until a fine crumb forms like pictured above. But be careful because if you blend for too long the oils will release and it will become wet.

Put the rest of the ingredients apart from the chocolate in with the almond meal and blend. Keep blending until the mixture starts to stick to the sides, scrape down the edges and blend again. After a couple of minutes squeeze a bit of dough with your fingers. If it sticks together and can be moulded into a ball, perfect! If not, pulse until this happens. Once the mixture sticks together roughly chop up your chocolate squares and stir them into youre dough. Pick up big tbsp size chunks, squeeze and roll into ball shapes - you should get 8 large or 16 small from this. Pop in the fridge for 15- 30 mins, then ENJOY x