Raw energy bites of pure bliss!

Let me tell you a quick tale of how these salted caramel/peanut buttery balls graced my kitchen.

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that I have a bit of an obsession with peanut butter (just a tad) especially with ManiLife. Their deep roasted peanut butter is simply heaven in a tub & honestly I do not go a day without a spoon of Mani in my life! Their mission to create a peanut butter that is enjoyed like no other is a mission completed to me!

As the story goes whilst gallivanting in Wales last week I ventured into Holland & Barrett (simply looking for almond butter) when I saw it. The ultimate chocolate of chocolates!

All hail Loving Earth. 

I’ve only ever seen it through a screen! It’s always been just a simple thumb tap from the other side of the world whilst scrolling through Instagram but now it’s mine! I should probably add here that Loving Earth is a raw organic chocolate brand from Australia with the greatest respect to our planet & environment.  Being from Australia you can only imagine the shipping costs to get the goods into my grasp. Yes! I have tried but unfortunately my bank account isn’t the biggest down under chocolate fan but with their three main principles being Healthy – Sustainable – Fair I knew that one day we would eventually cross paths!

So there we have it, me, my ManiLife deep roasted peanut butter, a smile as big as my face with my loving earth chocolate, a can of chickpeas, a selection of spices & voila!

My creative spark in the kitchen has outdone itself! 


What you’ll need (serves around 10 balls)  – 

250g of cooked chickpeas (washed & drained)

2-3 large TBSP of ManiLife deep roasted peanut butter

(If you haven’t got ManiLife you can use another peanut butter but I highly recommend getting yourself on Amazon & ordering it NOW!)

2 TBSP of maple syrup or honey

1 tsp of vanilla extract

Spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, touch of sea-salt. (I never measure spices – I use the best form of measurement – the taste test!)

Toppings – 45 g of Loving Earth salted caramel chocolate (or other dark salted caramel chocolate)


Method –

Add chickpeas, peanut butter, syrup or honey, vanilla extract, spices & sea salt to a food processor and pulse until well combined.

Roll the dough into around 10 balls.

Place the dough balls on a lined baking tray. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Melt the chocolate on a low heat.

Coat the dough balls with the chocolate.

Place back in the freezer for 5 – 10 minutes.


Thank you ManiLife & Loving Earth for giving me my creative mojo back!

Until next time, Ella xxx


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