Thursday, July 26, 2012

What is Better than Chocolate?

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls!

Yup, that's right folks.  I finally realized that I could make my homemade Larabars (aka Sarah Bars) into my favourite flavour combo...Chocolate & Peanut Butter!  It only took me 5 years, but it was worth the wait;).  The base for Sarah Bars (or balls if you like spheres:) is usually almonds and dates, but it changes to peanuts for this recipe.  You can find a bunch of tasty variations in my little cookbook, NRG Foods that will move you! from Apple Pie to Banana Bread and Chocolate Cherry.  The sky really is the limit.  But now...drum is the recipe for my new favourite flavour...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Sarah Bars
(well...balls, actually:)
2 cups mejool dates
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (sub almond butter or other nut butter if you can't do peanuts)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4-1/2 tsp salt

Process peanuts until they are a moderately-fine texture.
Add remaining ingredients and process until it comes together - looks kinda like cookie dough.

Roll into balls or press into a pan and cut into bars.
Store in the freezer so you can't see them all the time.  This is a very important step.  Plus, they taste even better frozen;)

If you make 25 bars or balls you are looking at:
105 calories
4.3grams of fat
17grams of carbohydrates
2 grams of protein

The perfect snack!

What flavour combinations are your favourite?  Would love to hear what flavours inspire you!

Happy Trails,

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