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Peanut Butter Chocolate Prune Energy Balls

These 4-ingredient Prune, Nut and Chocolate Energy Balls make a delicious and healthy snack.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine International
Keyword chocolate, energy balls, prunes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 bite size balls
Calories 101kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp peanut butter smooth or crunchy
  • 50 g good quality dark chocolate chopped, plus 10 g more for making chocolate flakes (optional)
  • 150 g prunes pitted, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine the chopped prunes with the water, stir and squash with the back of a spoon. Set aside for 5 minute, then stir and squash again until the mixture starts coming together and becoming pasty.
  • In the meantime blitz the chocolate in a blender until crumbly (not completely powdery).
  • Combine the prune mixture with the chocolate and peanut butter and blend until the mixture becomes sticky and all the ingredients have been incorporated.
  • Form small balls and enjoy as they are or roll in sesame seeds, desiccated coconut or chocolate flakes (made by coarsely grating chocolate). It's a good idea to chill the balls for 30 minutes before serving, but it's not absolutely necessary.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • Use good quality dark chocolate (approx. 70% cocoa solids).
  • It is important to soak the chopped prunes in a bit of water for a few minutes before making the balls.  Squash them with the back of a spoon until they are soft and start forming a paste, then combine with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Use either smooth or crunchy peanut butter (I used crunchy).
  • These energy balls can be served as they are or you can coat them in seeds, desiccated coconut or chocolate flakes (i.e. coarsely grated chocolate).
  • Chill for 30 minutes before serving, if possible. Keep covered, refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.46g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 5.85g | Saturated Fat: 1.87g | Cholesterol: 0.13mg | Sodium: 37.99mg | Potassium: 173.21mg | Fiber: 1.82g | Sugar: 6.5g | Vitamin A: 97.63IU | Vitamin C: 0.07mg | Calcium: 11.86mg | Iron: 0.76mg