VeganMoFo: Cocoa PB Balls

Cocoa Balls, CoffeeSigh.  The last peanut-milk-meal + chocolate post of the 2012 MoFo season!  This recipe is based on Cookie Bites by Erika over at Good Clean Food.  With my first taste of those nutty-chocolatey bites, I knew I’d be making them at home – and making them again with a few minor twists.  Enter peanut milk and peanut meal.  By the way, is it sacrilege to say that I’m relieved that the light at the end of the MoFo tunnel is visible??

For another yummy recipe, check out Blissful Britt’s No Bake Energy Bites – or – Raw Almond Coconut Energy Balls from The Veg Bar.

Cocoa Peanut Butter Balls
Yields 20
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172 calories
13 g
0 g
12 g
5 g
4 g
34 g
82 g
3 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172
Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 82mg
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  2. 1/2 cup fresh peanut milk
  3. 1/2 cup fresh peanut meal
  4. 1 cup mixed grains (I used Bob Red Mill's 5-Grain Rolled Cereal)
  5. 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  6. 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  7. 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds
  8. 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  9. 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  10. 1/2 cup sweetened cacao nibs
  11. 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  12. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  13. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  14. pinch sea salt
  15. Stir in the hemp seeds, coconut and flaxseed meal and mix until all the ingredients are moistened and thoroughly combined. Add more peanut milk if the mixture seems dry. Store in an airtight container for a few hours or overnight.
  16. Form the mixture into walnut-sized balls. Keep in the refrigerator.
  1. In a food processor, process the mixed grain (or oats) until broken down into small pieces. Remove from the processor and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Put the peanuts, peanut milk and peanut meal in the food processor and process into a nice, thick slurry. Add the cocoa powder, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla and process to combine. Remove from the processor bowl and add to the grain mixture.
an unrefined vegan


Cocoa Balls on Plate

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43 thoughts on “VeganMoFo: Cocoa PB Balls

  1. theroadnotprocessed

    mmm these look great…Can’t go wrong with any of those ingredients! Never had peanut milk before, something I’ll have to try for sure

  2. whatsyourwhy

    I’m curious as to exactly what type of peanuts you use and where to find them. I live in the Baltimore, MD area and shop at Whole Foods and Moms Organic Market, and I’ve inquired for plain raw peanuts but no one carries them. Should I buy the kind you feed to squirrels and crack them open myself? 🙂

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      I used just plain old roasted, unsalted nuts – you can buy them in bulk or in a jar/bottle (shells already removed). I know some folks make milk w/ raw peanuts, but I haven’t been able to find them either.

    2. nuttyalternatives

      I live in Texas and know the stores are very different than MD. I (FINALLY!) found raw peanuts at Sprouts Market. They were in the bulk section. That’s strange Whole Foods doesn’t carry them, though. Happy peanut hunting! 🙂

  3. My Plant Based Family

    Chocolate and peanut butter, you speak my language.
    I am ready for a MoFo break too. I’ve been brainstorming for VVP but it’s hard to plan for both. I think next year I will just enjoy everyone else’s MoFo posts. 🙂

  4. Brittany

    Ohhh I love balls!! Bahah these look SOOOO good!! Thanks for the link up too!! YAY for energy bites and cocoa balls!

  5. Kammie

    I have to say I’ve never heard of peanut milk! Is peanut meal, like peanut flour? I see how you made it in the other post, but is it what you’d compare to PB2? and stuff, or is it different?

  6. nuttyalternatives

    Yeah, I second the comment on what is peanut meal and peanut milk? I’ve actually never heard of those 2 things. Lovin’ the peanut butter and chocolate combo!!!!

      1. mgking76

        Nice to meet you too. I just started a blog a few weeks ago. Feel free to check mine out sometime. 🙂

  7. Courtney

    It makes me sad to hear that you are looking forward to the end of MoFo–I look forward to your posts and will miss them next month! I know it must be a ton of work, so thank you for it! I really do enjoy reading each and every one!


  8. Louise Mackie

    Yummo! I’m not sure if “plenty” will be enough for me though…. my appetite when it comes to peanuts/chocolate is horrendously LARGE!

  9. tearoomdelights

    These look like the perfect little nibble to keep in your coat pocket for when you’re on the move, although I doubt they’d stay there for long. I very much like your description of the yield: “plenty”. 🙂

  10. Canned Time

    I love the ‘peanut milk’ ingredient. Isn’t it so fantastic not to be limited to milk, eggs, flour and sugar like so many of us grew up on? Vegan recipes are so much more creative and yummy!!!! These look like little bites of love for your body. Thanks for sharing them!

  11. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    So much goodness packed into these little balls Annie! I haven’t made any “balls” in ages- now I need to!

  12. narf77

    Man cannot live on cheeze alone (although lord knows I am trying!) and these delicious little energy packed morsels wouldn’t last too long in the fridge I would imagine. You will need a month to recover from vegan mofo but think of all of we humble bloggers and readers who fed our minds and bellies from this fantastic month of gorgeousness…you fed more than a nation girl! You and your fellow bloggers fed the world amazing vegan tucker! I think that if I was given a choice (although as an Aussie…I severely doubt that I would! 😉 ) to vote in the coming elections, my vote would be a joint vegan vote for you and Somer for president. I reacon that who cares if you don’t have an economic platform…it hasn’t helped the economy so far! Lets just get everyone on the same platform eating this amazing food, spending their days considering their rapidly expanding navels and enjoying the wealth of health that would slowly seep into their conciousness…can’t be worse than the state of affairs at the moment? 🙂 “Annie and Somer for president!” Do I hear an Amen?!

      1. narf77

        I figured that Somer could do all the publicity stuff and you could be in the background directing! You have had plenty of practice organising things and have proven yourself extremely capable…therefore its your duty to serve! 😉

  13. * Vegan Sparkles *

    hehe, VeganMoFo is a challenge alright but these little guys look like they’ll give you a big energy boost for a strong finish and then YIPPEE it’s Virtual Potluck party to celebrate! (and then rest, is my plan) 😉 x


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