Peanut Butter Fudge Balls

PB Fudge Balls

OMG, Peanut Butter and Chocolate! The most divine combination. Gooey, chocolaty, melt-in-your-mouth smooth, and oh-so yummy! These are so easy to make and require no baking. Just a few simple ingredients and you are done. So, if last-minute guests announce  themselves or you get a longing for a bit of chocolate……look no further!

 

Makes 12 -16 balls

Prep time: 20 minutes    Cook time: 0

Ingredients

 1cup chunky peanut butter

1cup soft medjool dates, pittedPB Fudge Balls 2

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup sliced almonds

½ tsp. vanilla extract, alcohol-free

¼ tsp. cinnamon

Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes for finishing

Directions

  •  Line work space with parchment paper or silpat mat
  • Add sliced almonds to a food processor and pulse a few times to break down almonds into smaller pieces, remove
  • Add dates to food processor and pulse until fairly smooth, scrape down sides.
  • Add peanut butter, cocoa powder, raisins, almonds, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Pulse until a ball forms.
  • Scape mixture onto parchment paper and knead into a ball. Divide ball into 4 segments.
  • Break off small pieces and roll into small balls.
  • Makes about 12 to 16 balls depending on sizePB Fudge Balls_in process
  • Spread a small amount of coconut flakes onto your workspace and roll balls around until lightly coated.
  • Let set in refrigerator approx. 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Chunky almond butter would work well in this recipe instead of peanut butter.
  • If dates seem to dry, soak them for about 30 minutes in water. Drain and add to recipe.
  • I keep a box of latex-free gloves in my kitchen and wear a pair for this recipe.PB Fudge Ball_single

 

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