Thursday, April 11, 2019

CHOCOLATE-COVERED PEANUT CRUNCH BALLS








CHOCOLATE-COVERED PEANUT CRUNCH BALLS

These would make a nice treat anytime.  Satisfying treat with plenty of protein as well.  These will not last too long.

1/2 cup peanut butter (125 mL)
Liquid sweetener(sucralose or stevia) to equal 2/3 cup (150 mL)
  sugar
1/4 cup vanilla whey protein (60 mL)
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted (30 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
3/4 cup finely chopped peanuts (175 mL)
Chocolate Coating:
1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips, OR this one (250 mL)
1 tbsp unsalted butter (15 mL)

In food processor, process peanut butter, liquid sweetener, vanilla whey protein, melted butter and vanilla extract.  Stir in chopped peanuts.  Form into small 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls.

Chocolate Coating:  In double boiler, melt chocolate chips and butter.  Roll balls in melted chocolate using a fork or spoon.  Place on wax paper-covered cookie sheet.  Freeze just until chocolate is set and then refrigerate.

Yield:  18 servings
1 serving
137.2 calories
3.3 g protein
10.7 g fat
0.5 g fiber
2.3 g net carbs

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