These peanut butter crunch balls are made with only 5 wholesome ingredients. Dates, peanuts, peanut butter and vanilla are processed in a food processor, then stirred in rice crispies for a crunchy treat. Drizzle with unsweetened chocolate or dip them in dark chocolate for a delicious holiday treat. Omit the rice cereal for a non-crunchy peanut butter ball.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 20minutes
Total Time 20minutes
1cupMedjool dates, pitted
1cupdry roasted, unsalted peanuts
1/4cupcrispy rice cereal(optional)
Unsweetened or dark chocolate (for drizzling)
In a food processor, process the peanuts until they are broken down into fine crumbs.
Add the dates, peanut butter and vanilla and process until the mixture sticks together when pressed.
Remove the blade from the food processor and stir in the crispy rice cereal.
Using the palm of your hands, roll the mixture into 12 balls. Place on a plate or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and store them in the refrigerator or freezer until you're ready to drizzle with chocolate.
Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwave. Drizzle each ball with chocolate or dip in chocolate. Place again on the parchment paper and freeze or refrigerate until the chocolate has set.
Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
I use natural, salted peanut butter. If using unsalted peanut butter, add 1/8 teaspoon of salt.