Dueling Peanut Butter Balls: http://www.nanaclareskitchen.com/2011/12/05/dueling-peanut-butter-balls/
Dr. Oz Peanut Butter Balls, my way: http://www.nanaclareskitchen.com/2012/04/26/dr-ozs-peanut-butter-and-oat-balls-my-way/
Great Balls of Energy: http://www.nanaclareskitchen.com/2012/04/24/great-balls-of-energy/
But my husband mentioned the other day that he really craves dark chocolate – and he always loves dates. So I got to work in my lab, eeerrr kitchen, and came up with these. BEST EVER!!!
Like most of my recipes, you can eliminate some ingredients or swap out others if you don’t like them or don’t have them in your pantry. I’ll mention some easy swaps at the end.
1 cup peanut butter, your choice
1 cup oats (I used quick for these)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder – yes it’s a lot, but so worth it
1/2 cup baking dates – or pitted dates that have been chopped fine
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Stevia
1/2 cup white chocolate mini toppers (I found them at the clearance rack one day and had to try them.)
1/2 cup coconut – optional
Put all ingredients (except coconut) into a bowl and mix with a strong spoon until all blended.
Use a teaspoon or small cookie scoop to create small balls.
If you like, roll some or all in coconut.
Use craisins, figs or raisins instead of dates.
Use powdered flax meal instead of Stevia if you want yours less sweet.
Use agave nectar instead of honey.
Instead of mini toppers, use mini chocolate chips or toasted sesame seeds.
instead of rolling them in coconut roll them in toasted sesame seeds.
Play with your food! Let me know what works for you.