Note: Make two batches, because you'll eat the first in about five minutes

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I'm sorry, but I ate these all. Every last one. So I had to make a whole new batch (poor me!) just so I could snap a few pics. And I'll eat this entire batch too, because let me just tell you - these are unbelievably good. I mean can't-stop-eating-these good. You might need to pay someone to hide these from you.

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 1 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted (about 10 to 12)
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant-based protein powder (about 35 grams; I used Vega)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions:

  1. Chop chocolate chips with a knife and set aside in a small bowl.
  2. Add peanuts to a food processor or high-speed blender.
  3. Process nuts until a creamy peanut butter forms.
  4. Add dates and mix until smooth.
  5. Add in the protein powder until thoroughly combined. Lastly, add the applesauce and mix until a creamy, thick dough forms.
  6. Roll dough into 22 balls, coat each ball with the chopped chocolate, and place on a plate.
  7. Enjoy immediately, or if you like a firmer consistency, refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Store uneaten balls in an airtight container in the fridge.

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