J9’s Chocolate Dirt Balls

| Dessert, Ice Cream and Candies, Snacks, Bars and Biscuits

IMG_4541Two weeks ago, one of my good friends, J9, invited us to their place for supper.  This is what she made for dessert…..yummm….They are chocolate, peanut butter balls with a gooey, chewy texture and they are super sweet, chocolatey and rich….You simply have to make these – it takes only a few mintes and you get about 15 balls from one batch.  I’ve kept mine in the fridge for a week and they’ve lasted great, but I will not hesitate to freeze them if needed as I’m sure they’ll do very well in the freezer too.


  • 2/3 cup maple syrup or agave
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • raw cacao to taste – I recommend between 4-6 tablespoons (more if using regular cocoa)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/powder


Mix the first 4 ingredients in a pot on the stove and melt together on medium heat until well mixed.  Allow to simmer while stirring for 3 minutes.  Remove from the heat and stir in oats, nut butter and vanilla.  Allow to cool so that the mixture won’t burn your hands and shape into little balls.  Put the balls in the fridge for a few hours.  They set to become very firm.  Store in the fridge and enjoy from there!

Thanks J9!
Dr T


2 Comments on J9’s Chocolate Dirt Balls

  1. Mariana Van Wyk
    April 7, 2014 at 8:07 am (7 years ago)

    I tried them and wish I had so some right now!

    • talitaseegers
      April 8, 2014 at 6:21 am (7 years ago)

      You’ve got the recipe – easy peasy!:)


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