Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12-16 Truffles
 
Sweet truffles made with peanut butter and coconut, coated in rich homemade dark chocolate.
Ingredients
  • Balls:
  • 1 Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • ¼ Almonds (or Almond meal for a less chunky more doughy ball)
  • ¾ Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • ⅓ Cup Maple Syrup
  • Crushed peanuts (for topping)
  • Chocolate:
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 4 Tbsp Raw Cacao Powder (Or cocoa powder)
Instructions
  1. First make the peanut butter balls. Start by processing almonds in a food processor until coarsely chopped (almost a meal). Add the remaining ingredients and process until thick, one giant ball usually forms.
  2. Use a large spoon to scoop out and roll into equal sized balls. Place in freezer while making the chocolate.
  3. To make the chocolate melt the coconut oil, maple syrup and peanut butter in a sauce pan or microwave until the coconut oil is melted. Stir in the cacao powder.
  4. Dip each ball in chocolate until covered, then sprinkle with chopped peanuts. To avoid mess you can place them on a cooling rack over a sheet pan to catch the chocolatey drippings!
  5. Place the balls in the freezer for 20-30 minutes (or until chocolate has solidified), enjoy!
Recipe by Plentyfull Vegan at http://www.plentyfullvegan.com/peanut-butter-balls/