Good For You Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
If you are collecting healthy dessert recipes, these Good For You Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls is one for your collection. Most people wouldn't consider dessert recipes to be healthy. But, there are healthier ways of making the sweets and treats we know and love. By incorporating healthy dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, as well as some healthy nuts, this recipe is a great alternative to that convenient processed chocolate bar. Being healthy is not about taking all of the fun out of your diet, its about finding the healthier options of the foods we love to eat. The dark chocolate in this recipe is has less sugar and dairy than conventional milk chocolate, and gives you more of the healthy benefits of chocolate like magnesium. Adding in some almond meal and some peanut butter is a great way to add in some healthy fat and protein which your body will thank you for, and using honey or agave nectar is a great replacement for refined sugar. Try them out and see how delicious healthy can be.***
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8 ounces organic salted peanuts
1 Tablespoon honey (or agave nectar)
Salt to taste
4 Tablespoons almond meal
4 ounces chocolate, semi-sweet or bittersweet Good quality dark chocolate 70% or higher
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the peanuts into the blender and mix on high speed until the peanuts are smooth and releasing their natural oil.
Add the honey and salt. Do a taste test and add more if you want.
Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the almond meal. You may use more or less than the 4 tablespoons called for.
The mixture must be the consistency to roll into a ball.
If the mixture is not setting just place into the freezer for 10-15 minutes and try again.
When firm enough, use a melon scoop to make the balls and place them onto the parchment lined sheet. Place into the freezer for about 30 minutes to harden. Remove from freezer and if balls still need shaping use your hands to rolls and form.
Place the chocolate and coconut oil into a small saucepan and melt over low heat on the stovetop.Shut off.
Use a toothpick to stab a peanut butter ball and dip into the chocolate sauce to coat.
Place each dipped ball back onto the parchment paper and when done place into the freezer until set. If you have extra chocolate, double dip the balls.
Once set, remove from the freezer. These can be kept in a container with a lid.
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Nutrition Facts for: Good For You Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Organic salted peanuts, honey, salt, almond meal, chocolate, coconut oil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
* The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings.
* Per Serving:Calories 107, Calories from Fat 73, Total Fat 8.1g 12%, Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%, Cholesterol 1mg 0%, Sodium 14mg 1%, Potassium 110mg 3%, Carbohydrates 6.3g 2%, Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%, Sugars 4.3g, Protein 3.6g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%
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