Saturday, September 18, 2010

Chocolate Chip PB Balls (Vegan, GF)

We have a gigantic jar of organic peanut butter in the fridge that we wanted to unload so we decided to make PB balls! Their really easy to make because they don't involve any baking. Just mix, roll and chill!

1 cup of organic peanut butter
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 brown rice cakes, crumbled (by hand or in food processor)
1/4 cup oat flour (make sure it's gluten-free if necessary)
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
Pinch of salt
Vegan chocolate bar, cut into chunks

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Form into balls about the size of a ping pong ball. Chill in the fridge. Eat!

Makes about 20


Aren't they just the cutest?! They taste like the inside of a reese peanut butter cup. So good. This recipe was inspired by convivality.wordpress.com we just made some additions and subtractions as per usual. We took out the raisins because nuts and dried fruit are not good to eat together and makes us bloated :( We also added coconut oil to give them a creamier texture. Now if only we can stop eating them!


-Jennifer

7 comments:

  1. Oh, I would say those look pretty delectable. My husband would be bummed if I don't try these out :) He also thanks you for taking the raisins out. Thanks!

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  2. Looks great! I love the blog, just found it. Your pictures are amazing too! Keep it up! :)

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  3. I love your recipes :-)
    One question, I noticed that coconut oil comes up in quite a few recipes. How important is it or is it primarily used for texture?

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  4. YUM! Do you make your own oat flour? I am guessing one could just grind up/food process some rolled oats?

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  5. Those little balls look so good! I bet it would be hard to stop eating them ;) HAHA

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  6. Thanks for the love! Yes, the coconut oil was added because we wanted the texture to be more dense so it has the texture of the inside of a reese pb cup haha! If you leave it out the texture would be more sticky and light.

    And for bitt, you can make your own oat flour by grinding oats. We buy oat flour cause we're lazy. :P

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  7. These look delicious!!! What a good idea about adding the rice cakes! I'll have to make this!

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