Monday, October 14, 2019

Chocolate Vegan Peanut Butter Balls / #Choctoberfest2019

  



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     These Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are the perfect treat to add to your gift giving boxes and tins this holiday season! They are easy to make, and they can be frozen, so if you are interested in making things ahead of time, you will want these in your gift baskets! I used a vegan peanut butter, a vegan powdered sugar, and a bittersweet baking chocolate from the sponsor of todays post, Divine Chocolate! #MakeSomethingDivine  This bar is seriously good! It is made with all natural ingredients, no artificial flavors, and 100% pure cocoa butter.  Find out more about them at @DivineChocolateUSA on Facebook and Instagram and @DivineChocUSA on Twitter! Also check out the Divine Chocolate web site for recipe, stories, and business info!

    Chocolate Vegan Peanut Butter Balls  
    (makes 1 dozen )
    (printable recipe at end of page)

    1 cup Vegan Peanut Butter
    1 cup Sugar
    1 5.3 ounce Divine Bittersweet 70% Cocoa Bar

     Take 1 cup of granulated sugar and place it in a blender. I used a brand that is vegan. Beat the sugar for at least 2 minutes. Stop and check for grittiness. You are making powdered sugar from the granulated sugar, so there is no gritty feeling aloud. Beat again for at least another minute, then check again. Mine took approx. 3 minutes. It will look just like above.
    Stir in the 3/4 cup of powdered sugar with the 1 cup of Vegan Peanut Butter. 
    It should look like this when you are done. Cover and refrigerate. You can even freeze it if you want quicker results.The peanut butter being cold is your friend in this recipe. It really helps with handling the peanut butter. 
    Chop the Divine Bittersweet Baking Chocolate into small pieces so it will melt quicker and evenly. Heat on low heat to melt.
    Once melted, add 1 tablespoon of the powdered sugar and mix, then taste. I added 2 tablespoons for this recipe, but you might like it differently. Mix sugar and chocolate together.
    Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, make the peanut butter and powdered sugar into a ball. Place on wax paper and freeze for a few hours or overnight.
     Dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate and powdered sugar mix. Place on tray with wax paper and freeze.
     Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy!
    This is the first vegan recipe I have every made, so if I have made an error in the vegan area, please kindly let me know.

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    I used the bittersweet chocolate to cover my Peanut Butter Balls, but Divine Chocolate's baking line consists of three premium quality flavors ranging from 55% to 100% cocoa for a wide variety of delicious desserts. Check them out by clicking the link above.
    Also, as a baker, I love that because Divine Chocolate is made with with 100% pure cocoa butter it has an amazing melting point! It melts beautifully and evenly and it is a pleasure to work with! I encourage you to use their products. You will love them!


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    Chocolate Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

    Chocolate Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

    Yield: 1 dozen
    Author:

    ingredients:

    • 1 cup Vegan Peanut Butter
    • 1 cup Sugar
    • 1 5.3 ounce Divine Bittersweet 70% Cocoa Bar

    instructions:

    How to cook Chocolate Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

    1. Take 1 cup of granulated sugar and place it in a blender. I used a brand that is vegan. Beat the sugar for at least 2 minutes. Stop and check for grittiness. You are making powdered sugar from the granulated sugar, so there is no gritty feeling aloud. Beat again for at least another minute, then check again. Mine took approx. 3 minutes. It will look just like above.
    2. Stir in the 3/4 cup of powdered sugar with the 1 cup of Vegan Peanut Butter.
    3. It should look like this when you are done. Cover and refrigerate. You can even freeze it if you want quicker results.The peanut butter being cold is your friend in this recipe. It really helps with handling the peanut butter.
    4. Chop the Divine Bittersweet Baking Chocolate into small pieces so it will melt quicker and evenly. Heat on low heat to melt.
    5. Once melted, add 1 tablespoon of the powdered sugar and mix, then taste. I added 2 tablespoons for this recipe, but you might like it differently. Mix sugar and chocolate together.
    6. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, make the peanut butter and powdered sugar into a ball. Place on wax paper and freeze for a few hours or overnight.
    7. Dip peanut butter balls into melted chocolate and powdered sugar mix. Place on tray with wax paper and freeze.
    8. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar before serving.
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    2 comments:

    1. Chocolate and Peanut Butter are always a winning combination.

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    2. Yum! They are almost like vegan buckeyes! You can't go wrong with chocolate and PB!

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