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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mounds

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mounds

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These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mounds are a healthier take on traditional peanut butter balls. They are still quick and easy to make, but use cleaner, simple ingredients like raw nuts, natural peanut butter, maple syrup, unsweetened coconut, dark chocolate and brown rice krispies.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the peanut butter and maple syrup and stir until well combined.
  3. Add the rice krispies, nuts and coconut to the peanut butter/maple syrup mixture and stir until well coated.
  4. Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the peanut butter mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. This will yield about 12-14 cookies.
  5. Place cookies in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until they have firmed up.
  6. In a small microwavable bowl, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil and microwave for 15 second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Be sure to stir the chocolate in between intervals. (This could take 3-5 intervals).
  7. Remove the peanut butter mounds from the freezer and dip into the chocolate with a fork, letting any excess chocolate drip off before placing back on the baking sheet. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on each one as you go. (This will ensure they stick to the chocolate).
  8. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

  1. I use salted peanut butter in this recipe. If you don’t have salted, you may want to add a pinch of salt to the cookie mixture.