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Pip and Nut Cacao & Peanut Butter Protein Ball Recipe

January 13, 2017

Regular readers will know that we are big fans of Pip and Nut nut butters, so with London Marathon training well underway we’re testing out this natural energy ball recipe at the weekend. We’ll be posting images of our efforts, so shares your on Twitter or Facebook too!


  • ¾ cup raw almonds
  • 1 tbs cacao powder (you could also use cocoa powder)
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 1-2 tbs agave syrup (honey or rice malt syrup could also be used) *If using fresh medjool dates you will probably find that you will only need a tiny amount of agave syrup – or none at all!


  1. Place the dates, cacao powder and peanut butter into a food processor
  2. Blend until the mixture resembles a paste
  3. Add the almonds and pulse until desired chunkiness is achieved (don’t leave it too long or it will turn into liquid)
  4. If your mixture is too dry, add 1 teaspoon of agave syrup and pulse to mix through. If it is still too dry add another tablespoon and pulse again. (The mixture should be a little sticky and roll easily into balls)
  5. Use a spoon to roll the mixture into tablespoon sized balls

Get more info and recipes here: pipandnut.com

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