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Cacao + Peanut Butter Healthy Bites

Bahh these are amazing! If you are a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you will love these! I’m trying eat more healthily but I can’t help but snack on sweet things, so these are the perfect thing to keep a batch of in the fridge. I was inspired by the Rollin’ Goodness balls I had last week. These contain no refined sugar, dairy, or gluten, and they only have 4 ingredients! (With an optional 5th). I had never made bliss balls or anything before, but I’ve been meaning to give them a go for a while. There are so many recipes with the same basic ingredients so I thought I’d chuck in whatever I felt like/whatever was in my cupboard, and it worked so well. 
 
Ingredients
3/4 Cup of dates
1 Tablespoon cacao powder (if you’re using cocoa powder, maybe use 1 or 2 more)
2 Tablespoons smooth peanut butter (as natural as possible)
3/4 Cup almonds 
{Optional chia seeds for rollin’}
Method
Put your dates, cacao powder, and peanut butter into your food processor and blend until you have a smooth paste. Then add the almonds and pulse until they are small pieces but still have a bit of texture. If you blend them too much it will all just turn to mush. The next part is a bit messy – pick up pieces of the mixture and roll with your hands into ball shapes. My mixture made 10, and I rolled half of them in chia seeds on a plate which added a nice healthy crunch! Then pop in the fridge to set a bit. They’ll keep in a sealed container in the fridge for a few weeks.

These are so ridiculously easy, it feels like a bit of a cheat’s recipe. They make the best treats for that 11am hunger. Let me know if you make these and how you get on! X

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10 Comments

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    Sylvia Said
    March 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    It's breakfast and all I want to do is eat these haha <3
    xxx

    She Will Be

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    Little Miss Katy
    March 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    This looks SO yummy and easy to do! I've seen several protein balls around recently but they always seem so expensive… Defintiely need to try making my own some time! πŸ˜€ xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    Polly
    March 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I wanna eat them all! X

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    Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    March 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Oh wow Polly these look so good! I'm def a reese's fan so would definitely love to be able to make a healthier option. xxx

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    Anna
    March 19, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Yup, I'll be trying them too! X

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    Polly Rowan
    March 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I did! :S

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    Polly Rowan
    March 19, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I know right, they are amazing but so pricey! Making your own is soo easy once you have the basic ingredients in the cupboard.

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    Polly Rowan
    March 19, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I'm sure they'd make a good brekkie with some fruit or something Sylvia πŸ˜‰

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    Polly Rowan
    March 19, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate gets me every time too! X

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    Polly Rowan
    March 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Yay πŸ™‚

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