I love foods with different textures and to this end Mr H and I have an age old debate on how we like our food. You see he likes to keep things separate on his plate and on his fork, whereas I’m all for mixing things up, different textures and flavours all in one bite. This is especially the case when it comes to foods with secret fillings in, also known as the way to my heart.
I just love anything where you can bite in, and a surprise texture and flavour just oozes out and hits you with all the deliciousness. Apart from liqueur chocolates that is. I am 100% not here for those. Add to that my love of both chocolate and peanut butter and these balls were pretty much a no brainer, although I did spend a little time berating myself that I hadn’t thought of this idea sooner. So I’m making up for lost time and getting through batch after batch of these, you only live once right?
These little balls are chocolatey, peanutty, fudgy, smooth, sweet and so so moreish. I defy you to stop at just one!
Makes around 8 balls
- 1 cup dates
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (plus more for the centres)
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
In a small ice cube mould or chocolate moulds, spoon teaspoons of the peanut butter, then place in the freezer for 4 hours to set.
In a food processor, blend the other ingredients for a minute or two until they form a sticky chocolatey mixture. Take some of the mixture and flatten it out into a pancake shape, then place one of the frozen peanut butter cubes (or whatever shapes you have) in the middle, then wrap the mixture around the centre into a ball shape, being sure to seal it properly so that the filling doesn’t escape once it melts again.
Repeat this process for all the mixture and dig in! Store them in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months. They are quite sticky so I prefer to keep them frozen, it doesn’t make them last much longer though in my house!
Love, Mrs H xx