At this point I know what you’re thinking: “Now she’s trying to make us eat lentil-chocolate bites. I think she doesn’t have any other food on her shopping list besides lentils”.
You’re all wrong!
Because I don’t have a shopping list. Who’s laughing now, huh?
Don’t you think I can remember the only item, which would be on that list: lentils? I mean I have graduated from university. From a real one.
And while lentils are adorable, cheap yet classy and just an angel in disguise of a tiny powerful health bomb, I do buy other foods too.
Right now I have so many other foods, your head would be spinning if you take a look through my kitchen. There are beans, quinoa, millet, amaranth, bulgur, seeds, spices, fresh veggies, chickpeas, mung beans and that’s just to name a few of the usual suspects.
I am pretty sure even a hungry monster like me can actually survive a month or two only on the food I have here right at this moment.
What a squirrel I am.
All the German people, say squirrel. Everyone else say CHEESE!
Speaking of squirrel, you know what else I have?
That’s right. Peanuts.
And peanut butter.
But actually not – peanut butter is not welcome here. I really can’t stand its presence in my house.
Or its presence in the store.
That’s why, whenever I see a jar of peanut butter I make it my mission to destroy it. Right away.
No words. No threats. Just pure silent destruction using a spoon or in most cases a peanut butter finger aka just a finger.
The last time a whole peanut butter jar survived my destructive power for more than 20 hours I had to deal with it quickly.
So I used it for some little peanut butter bites.
Look closely and you’ll see they’re kinda evil.
You need to act quickly yet precisely in order to remove them from the face of the universe.
One of them kinda had a resemblance with Darth Vader.
I guess he was the father of all the other Peanut Butter Bites.
At some point (after 2 bites) I was tired of dunking these little creeps in chocolate one by one.
So I just took the whole peanut mixture and spread it in a small Tupperware tray, then covered it with chocolate and froze for an hour.
And then the massacre begun. 18 more little weirdos were born. Not pretty.
But my Goodness were they delicious.
HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS
Even though they seemed creepy, I know deep inside these peanut butter bites are still beauty bites at heart. They have a lot of things to show for.
Unlike most peanut butter bite recipes, this one right here, doesn’t use any refined sugar, but only a little bit of agave nectar or maple syrup to sweeten. So these bites are more based on nuts.
Peanuts like all nuts are:
- suitable for weight loss
On top peanuts are an excellent source of Biotin – a vitamin important for strong and beautiful nails and hair.
So these weird-looking bites may not be the most attractive themselves, but are incredibly rich heavenly delicious and will keep you healthy, slim and pretty a long time.
Or as long as you need to eat them all delicious creatures up. My case – 2 maximum 3 days.
And on top – they’re a perfect pre- and post workout snack. Just make sure you don’t finish all of them at once. That’s a challenge.
- 1/2 cup peanuts (without shells)
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- handful crunchy cereal (I used spelt crunchy cereal)
- 1 tbsp agave nectar/ maple syrup or honey
- 25 g dark dairy-free chocolate
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- Blend peanuts, agave nectar, peanut butter and the crunchy cereals in a blender.
- Form peanut butter balls the size of a walnut, or just spread the mixture in a tupperware to freeze later.
- Prepare chocolate: melt the chocolate in a small bowl over hot water, while adding some peanut butter to it. Stir well until all is melted.
- If you've survived the process of making 20 peanut butter balls: dip all the balls one by one into the melted chocolate-peanut butter mixture and put in a tupperware, so you can freeze.
- If you, like me, didn't have the patience to make 20 balls - just spread chocolate on top of the peanut butter bites in the tupperware, cut into peaces, close it and freeze for 1 hour.