Chocolate was never really my thing growing up (I guess some things do change…) but if you handed me anything that was a part of the Reese’s family, I’d be all over it in two seconds. Fast Breaks? Yep. Reese pieces? Sketchier choice, but yes I would definitely eat those. And the OG Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? I’m sprinting to your location.
At this point, you are all fully, if not overly, aware of my obsession with peanut butter and chocolate, so it should come as no surprise that I’ve come up with a healthy recipe that combines the two.
These chocolate peanut butter patties are a great snack or dessert that give you a boost of energy without the sugar crash. They are also vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free! Add some maple syrup if you do prefer a sweeter bite, but I promise that you don’t need it for these to still taste delicious.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Patties (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free)
- 1/3 cup raw (unsalted cashews)
- 1/3 cup natural (creamy peanut butter)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 2-3 TBSP almond milk (add until it's a little sticky!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Vegan chocolate of your choosing (I love Eating Evolved or Hu Kitchen melted with a 1/2 TBSP coconut oil)
This is so easy my friends! Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Feel free to add a couple extra tablespoons of almond milk until the consistency is slightly sticky. Once the mixture is smooth, scrape out of blender and roll into balls or little discs. Put in freezer for 20 minutes. Remove from freezer, roll in melted chocolate, and place back in the freezer. When the chocolate hardens (about 10 minutes), store them in the fridge so the middle remains chewy. You can also opt to not dip it in chocolate and have just a simple peanut butter patty, which is what I did for half the batch, and it's simply delicious! If you would like a sweeter patty, add a few tablespoons of maple syrup or a couple dates. I omitted this to keep it sugar-free, and they taste awesome without it! Enjoy!!