Sigh. The last peanut-milk-meal + chocolate post of the 2012 MoFo season! This recipe is based on Cookie Bites by Erika over at Good Clean Food. With my first taste of those nutty-chocolatey bites, I knew I’d be making them at home – and making them again with a few minor twists. Enter peanut milk and peanut meal. By the way, is it sacrilege to say that I’m relieved that the light at the end of the MoFo tunnel is visible??
For another yummy recipe, check out Blissful Britt’s No Bake Energy Bites – or – Raw Almond Coconut Energy Balls from The Veg Bar.Print
Cocoa Peanut Butter Balls
- Yield: 20 1x
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
- 1/2 cup fresh peanut milk
- 1/2 cup fresh peanut meal
- 1 cup mixed grains (I used Bob Red Mill’s 5-Grain Rolled Cereal)
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup sweetened cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch sea salt
- Stir in the hemp seeds, coconut and flaxseed meal and mix until all the ingredients are moistened and thoroughly combined. Add more peanut milk if the mixture seems dry. Store in an airtight container for a few hours or overnight.
- Form the mixture into walnut-sized balls. Keep in the refrigerator.
- In a food processor, process the mixed grain (or oats) until broken down into small pieces. Remove from the processor and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Put the peanuts, peanut milk and peanut meal in the food processor and process into a nice, thick slurry. Add the cocoa powder, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla and process to combine. Remove from the processor bowl and add to the grain mixture.
mmm these look great…Can’t go wrong with any of those ingredients! Never had peanut milk before, something I’ll have to try for sure
I’m curious as to exactly what type of peanuts you use and where to find them. I live in the Baltimore, MD area and shop at Whole Foods and Moms Organic Market, and I’ve inquired for plain raw peanuts but no one carries them. Should I buy the kind you feed to squirrels and crack them open myself? 🙂
I used just plain old roasted, unsalted nuts – you can buy them in bulk or in a jar/bottle (shells already removed). I know some folks make milk w/ raw peanuts, but I haven’t been able to find them either.
Ohhh, okay – thanks, that helps alot!
I live in Texas and know the stores are very different than MD. I (FINALLY!) found raw peanuts at Sprouts Market. They were in the bulk section. That’s strange Whole Foods doesn’t carry them, though. Happy peanut hunting! 🙂
I’ll need to do better sleuthing at Whole Foods – and come to think of it – I didn’t check the “health food” store nearby. Hmmm… peanut milk/meal redux!
Chocolate and peanut butter, you speak my language.
I am ready for a MoFo break too. I’ve been brainstorming for VVP but it’s hard to plan for both. I think next year I will just enjoy everyone else’s MoFo posts. 🙂
I decided the same thing, Holly – leave the MoFo for the other vegan bloggers ;-)!
Um, I think I know what you’re bringing to the movie….
Haha! Finally! Something I can contribute!
Oh, I could make a list, but there’s only so many things one should eat in one sitting 😉
Ohhh I love balls!! Bahah these look SOOOO good!! Thanks for the link up too!! YAY for energy bites and cocoa balls!
Apparently quite a few of us love balls ;-)!
I have to say I’ve never heard of peanut milk! Is peanut meal, like peanut flour? I see how you made it in the other post, but is it what you’d compare to PB2? and stuff, or is it different?
It does come out quite a bit like PB2, actually, though I haven’t tried to “reconstitute” my meal the way one does PB2. Interesting experiment, though!
Nice, thanks 🙂
Yeah, I second the comment on what is peanut meal and peanut milk? I’ve actually never heard of those 2 things. Lovin’ the peanut butter and chocolate combo!!!!
What? Can’t be. Say it’s not true, Ann. Last peanut milk recipe 🙁
Hehe – alas, it’s true. I say that with much relief, actually!
I love these balls so much though admittedly one would not be enough 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
It never is, CCU! I start with two ;-)!
I just stumbled upon your page. Glad I did. These look good!
Glad you found me – how cool! They are very good and very addictive. Nice to meet you :-).
Nice to meet you too. I just started a blog a few weeks ago. Feel free to check mine out sometime. 🙂
It makes me sad to hear that you are looking forward to the end of MoFo–I look forward to your posts and will miss them next month! I know it must be a ton of work, so thank you for it! I really do enjoy reading each and every one!
Aww, you’re a sweetheart! I’ll be posting in November, just not quite so often :-)! And of course, Nov. 1 is the Potluck – 106 of us posting amazing vegan recipes!
Wow yummy!!! These I will make for my next hiking trip 🙂
They look awesome!
Yummo! I’m not sure if “plenty” will be enough for me though…. my appetite when it comes to peanuts/chocolate is horrendously LARGE!
Hehe – mine, too!
These look like the perfect little nibble to keep in your coat pocket for when you’re on the move, although I doubt they’d stay there for long. I very much like your description of the yield: “plenty”. 🙂
Best to take the whole batch along ;-)!
I love the ‘peanut milk’ ingredient. Isn’t it so fantastic not to be limited to milk, eggs, flour and sugar like so many of us grew up on? Vegan recipes are so much more creative and yummy!!!! These look like little bites of love for your body. Thanks for sharing them!
That’s the thing, isn’t it?? How amazing vegan baking/cooking is? I eat far more interestingly than I did as a carnivore.
So much goodness packed into these little balls Annie! I haven’t made any “balls” in ages- now I need to!
Man cannot live on cheeze alone (although lord knows I am trying!) and these delicious little energy packed morsels wouldn’t last too long in the fridge I would imagine. You will need a month to recover from vegan mofo but think of all of we humble bloggers and readers who fed our minds and bellies from this fantastic month of gorgeousness…you fed more than a nation girl! You and your fellow bloggers fed the world amazing vegan tucker! I think that if I was given a choice (although as an Aussie…I severely doubt that I would! 😉 ) to vote in the coming elections, my vote would be a joint vegan vote for you and Somer for president. I reacon that who cares if you don’t have an economic platform…it hasn’t helped the economy so far! Lets just get everyone on the same platform eating this amazing food, spending their days considering their rapidly expanding navels and enjoying the wealth of health that would slowly seep into their conciousness…can’t be worse than the state of affairs at the moment? 🙂 “Annie and Somer for president!” Do I hear an Amen?!
Hehe! “If nominated, I will not run – If elected I will not serve ;-)!”
I figured that Somer could do all the publicity stuff and you could be in the background directing! You have had plenty of practice organising things and have proven yourself extremely capable…therefore its your duty to serve! 😉
We do make a pretty awesome team ;-).
hehe, VeganMoFo is a challenge alright but these little guys look like they’ll give you a big energy boost for a strong finish and then YIPPEE it’s Virtual Potluck party to celebrate! (and then rest, is my plan) 😉 x
I am always looking for good ways to use my leftover almond meal- these look like perfect pre-workout snacks!
Exactly! The almond meal has a way of accumulating…