Makes approximately 24 protein packed healthy treats, which keep well in your fridge or freezer. They can be shaped, as above, like Bon Bons, or flattened with a spoon like cookies. Please note this recipe contains nuts.
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup cacao butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup oat mylk (or other mylk of your choice)
pinch of pink salt
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups gluten free jumbo oats
8 tbsp cocoa powder
optional ingredients: use less cocoa and sub cinnamon and/or additional veg protein powder
Place an empty 2.5 quart heat proof bowl over a saucepan with gently simmering water in it. Add the 1st 3 ingredients (nut butter, cacao butter, maple syrup) and stir until all has melted together. Take your bowl off the heated pot then mix the next 3 ingredients in (oat milk, salt, vanilla). Fold in your oats and cocoa, and make sure all ingredients combine well.
Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls and place around your baking sheet. Leave more space if you are going to mash them with a spoon, to shape them like cookies, or space them closer together if you are going to leave them as bon bons. You may need 2 baking sheets, depending on the size of your treats.
Place the baking sheet flat in your freezer to make them set faster, or in your fridge. Once they have set, to store them, use your parchment paper to wrap them in a bag. Can be kept in the fridge or freezer.
These treats feel really decadent to eat, and make a wonderful on the go snack during a busy day, or place them in a candy box for someone you love on Valentine's Day.