That perfect not quite chewy but not quite crumbly texture, studded with cacao nibs & enveloped in beautiful dark chocolate these happen to be my most favourite treat EVER (are you surprised?!)
What may come as more of a surprise is the fact that they are entirely sugar free, bursting with protein & a wonderfully sustaining snack to turn to.
Intrigued? I would be….
Yes as a true example of not judging a book by its potentially over decadent cover these little balls of joyousness are exactly what the say on the tin, but also a little more than meets the eye.
A base of my favourite Motion Nutrition peanut protein blend, sumptuously silky tahini & good old ground almonds make for some seriously nourishing delight in every bite & the absolute polar opposite of what you would have expected at first glance.
So yes a little thought & consideration goes a long way, & really there isn’t much else to say except MAKE THEM.
(Sorry I didn’t mean to sound forceful there, they’re just really good…..!)
- 1/2 cup Motion Nutrition roasted peanut protein powder
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour or ground almonds
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup tahini or nut butter
- 1 cup jumbo oats (use gluten free if necessary)
- 1/4 cup Creative Nature raw cacao nibs (use code phoebel10 at the checkout for 10% off all their products!)
- 80g dark chocolate I use Ombar personally
- Coconut oil to aid rolling
- Add the protein powder, coconut flour/almonds & water to a bowl, stirring until smooth.
- Add the tahini or your chosen nut butter, stirring again to incorporate, then add your oats.
- Mix well until totally combined then add the cacao nibs. I didn’t need any but if your mix is a little crumbly dribble in some water until it holds together as a dough.
- Rub a little melted coconut oil over your hands then scoop out tablespoon sized pieces & roll into balls. Pop in the freezer for 30 mins. 5 minutes before they’re ready whack a plate or tray into the freezer to chill too.
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
- Line your plate/tray with parchment then carefully drop each ball into the melted chocolate using a fork to flip them around so they’re coated all over.
- Transfer to your lined plate, this should help them to harden pretty quickly but I’d still leave them for 15-20 minutes to set properly.
- Keep in the fridge or freezer & dive in as you wish!