Feb 09

Surprise Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Enjoy these knowing the ingredients are healthy and because of that, have two! I had three!  They are rich and decadent with less fat and calories than ones you would get at the chocolate shop.

 

Did you figure out what the surprise ingredient is? You would never know it by tasting these yummy gems. Make a batch today. Show someone how special they are with a homemade chocolate gift. <3

Surprise Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Makes 16 to 18 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raisins soaked in water for about 15 minutes. Drain off and save some of the liquid. (Surprise ingredient)
  • 2/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter, I used Smucker’s Natural Creamy
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, I used Simply Organic, no alcohol extract
  • 1-4 tablespoons oat flour or if you don’t have oat flour, use oats
  • 1-2 tbs raisin liquid if needed
  • 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, I used Ghirardelli  
  • 3/4 tsp avocado oil or canola oil, or any mild tasting oil.

 

Directions:

  1. Combine the raisins, peanut butter,salt and vanilla in a food processor or high speed blender. Process until well combined.. Add the oat flour or oats and process until combined.
  2. Scoop dough using a tablespoon, roll into balls, and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and place a glass bowl over the top. Add the chocolate chips and oil. Stir occasionally until melted.
  4. Dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate, and place back on the parchment. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.Note: If you have any leftover chocolate, you can put into a ziplock bag and snip off the corner and decorate the tops.

 

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