Ack! It’s been a whole month since I have posted! I can only say it’s been busy around here as we went on vacation, had a fantasy football draft party, and I’ve started watching my niece for a few weeks until her daycare spot opens up. Cue getting back on track as summer winds down!
SO: you need something chocolate, but all you have is chocolate chips, peanut butter, yogurt, and a little cocoa powder. That is all you need to make these special treats! I originally found this recipe from a weight watchers website a few years ago. It’s changed as I don’t care for the plain yogurt it originally called for and it needed more peanut butter! Now I make two versions, one regular, and one dairy free for my son. I even use this recipe to make a filling for those delightful candy holidays (Halloween and Easter) when chocolate treats abound in grocery stores and my little guy can’t have any of them! I will post about that in a few weeks when I am making Halloween candy for him.
Let’s make something yummy! Start by melting 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. (For dairy-free, I prefer Pascha brand.) I use the microwave and zap it at 30 second intervals.
Once they are melted, stir in about 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (any nut butter will do, though.)
Once the peanut butter is incorporated and the mixture is warm but not hot, fold in 1/2 cup of yogurt. I use Greek vanilla or plain coconut milk yogurt for dairy-free. Fold the yogurt in gently at first, then use a little more whipping power to make it smooth. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
Pull out of the refrigerator and use a teaspoon to scoop out some of the mixture. Roll gently to form a ball, then roll in cocoa powder and set into storage container. These should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or the freezer.
You can eat them right after you roll them, or you can wait for them to firm up a bit more in the refrigerator. They are a great little treat and it is an easily adaptable recipe!