Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Date Balls

5 Jun

I can’t think of a better flavor combination than chocolate and peanut butter. It’s salty, sweet, creamy and just.plain.delicious.

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I don’t know about you, but I had a very methodical way of eating Reese’s peanut butter cups as a kid. I would carefully eat the fringe of chocolate around the border, followed by poking a hole in the very center. Then, bite by bite, I would eat around the center until the whole thing was gone. I did this over and over with multiple packages of peanut butter cups as a kid. Unfortunately, I no longer have the metabolism of a 10-year old and; fortunately, I have become more aware of what I’m putting in my body. While sometimes we all need to revert back to our childhood ways and polish off a package of Reese’s peanut butter cups, for all the times in between, I introduce to you Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Date Balls. These tasty little treats have no added sugar, tons of fiber, only four ingredeients, and totally fulfill that craving for something salty, sweet, creamy and just.plain.delicious. What’s better is that they come together in minutes with the help of a food processor. While the freezing step isn’t necessary before dipping in chocolate, the balls stay together much better during the dipping process.

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Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Date Balls

Makes 12 balls

 ½ cup rolled oats

13 pitted dates

¼ cup natural peanut butter

¼ cup bittersweet chocolate chips

  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, process oatmeal for 30 seconds. Add pitted dates and peanut butter and process until all ingredients are combined, about 1 minute.
  2. Form the mixture into 12 uniform balls. Place on a plate in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Line a plate with parchment paper. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip one end of the ball into melted chocolate and place on lined plate. Once all of the balls are dipped, place plate in the refrigerator to allow chocolate to set. Store peanut butter balls in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator or freezer.
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