Date and Peanut Treats
I don't like the whole concept of protein balls or energy bars. What we are really talking about is spinning the fact that these products offer a sugar hit. These treats can be made in any shape you want, either a ball or a bar. I love the crunch of the chocolate around the sweetness of the date and salty vibe from the peanut butter.
Peanut Butter 1 jar
Bar Chocolate (at least 70% to be vegan)
Desiccated Coconut 300g
Cover the dates in boiling water and set aside for ten minutes. Put the Peanut Butter in a bowl and mix in a teaspoon of salt. This gives a sweet and salt contrast. Drain the dates and blend them roughly leaving larger bits.
Mix with peanut butter and add tablespoons of coconut. Form into balls.
Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Dip the balls in and cover in chocolate.
Cover a baking tray with coconut. Put the balls on a tray of coconut and roll around Leave in the fridge to firm.