Almond pulp reese's balls. My reese's almond pulp energy balls are a great way to use almond pulp from making almond milk!
If you haven't tried the chocolate version of these, make sure to check out my brownie balls too made with almond pulp.
These reese's balls are a great snack to have on hand when your sweet tooth hits but you don't want to eat too much sugar. They are mom friendly, kid, and toddler friendly!
My Reese's Almond Pulp Energy Balls Recipe is:
- Naturally gluten free
- Dairy free
- Low FODMAP option
IS ALMOND PULP NUTRITIOUS?
Although I can not find an official scientific nutritional profile on almond pulp, there are analyses of the nutritional content of almond pulp that indicate almond pulp is healthy and high in fiber.
HOW TO USE ALMOND PULP
There are so many things you can make with almond pulp! Some of my favorite almond pulp recipes are energy balls, because they are so so easy and good for you. You can also turn almond pulp into muffins and use it as a tart crust!
WHAT ELSE TO MAKE WITH ALMOND PULP
Here are my favorite tested and true almond pulp recipes:
- Almond pulp chocolate tarts
- Almond pulp banana bread
- Banana almond pulp muffins
- Strawberry almond pulp cacao bites
- Almond pulp brownie bites
- Almond pulp pancakes
Next up, I'll be making some almond pulp cheese so stay tuned!
And if you stumbled on this recipe and have not made almond milk yet, try my recipes:
ALMOND PULP REESE'S BALLS INGREDIENTS
- Almond Pulp Is an excellent source of fiber. Don't throw that pulp away! One thing to note is that you want to make sure you squeeze ALL the liquid out. If you notice the pulp is still really damp even after you squeezed it, you should pat it dry in a towel before adding it to the food processor.
- Creamy Peanut Butter. I like to use the creamy peanut butter because I want these to be very smooth. But, if you want a bit of crunch in yours, add crunchy peanut butter. For those with food allergies, almond butter or cashew butter is a great alternative. Make sure you are buying ALL NATURAL peanut butter. The ingredient label should say nothing other than "peanuts."
- Pure Vanilla Extract. The same goes with vanilla, make sure you are buying PURE vanilla extract.
- Pink Sea Salt. You've probably read the debates on "regular salt" vs "sea salt." Well okay, salt is salt. But do you want to eat bleached salt? Me either. That's why I use unrefined pink sea salt.
- Pure Maple Syrup. While it is a sweetener and when eaten in excess would raise your blood sugars and cause unnecessary weight gain... in moderation it is a great sugar alternative! Pure maple syrup actually contains an essential nutrient called manganese.
- Coconut Flour. This is optional only use it if your almond pulp ball batter is very sticky. It will absorb a lot of liquid, so if you don't have sticky batter and add it, you will have a cake-like texture.
- Dark Chocolate Chips. If you want to use cacao nibs or a dark chocolate bar this would be an easy and nutritious substitution. I always say, the darker chocolate the better. Look for >80% cacao.
WATCH HOW I MADE REESE'S ALMOND PULP ENERGY BALLS
HOW TO MAKE REESE'S ALMOND PULP ENERGY BALLS
1: Pat your almond pulp dry and make sure it is not wet at all.
2: Add the almond pulp, creamy peanut butter, vanilla extract, sea salt, and maple syrup to a blender. Pulse until the mixture is smooth.
3: Check and see if the batter is sticky. It should not stick to your hands. If it is sticky, read below.
4: Pulse in the chocolate chips or chocolate bar. The longer you pulse it, the more blended in the chocolate will be.
5: Roll into bite sized balls and enjoy!
If your batter is sticky:
Add 1 tablespoon of coconut flour. Pulse it into the batter. Let the batter sit for ~10 minutes. The coconut flour is HIGHLY absorbent, so it will absorb any excess liquids.. it just takes a few minutes to work its magic.
By now, it should not be sticky.
But if your batter is still sticky, just repeat the process with an additional tablespoon of coconut flour!
HOW TO STORE ALMOND PULP BALLS
Since almond milk uses fresh raw almonds, these don't store for a SUPER long time.
Store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days. If you anticipate you need to store them for longer than that, quickly eat them.
Haha, just kidding, throw them in the freezer for longer term storage!
Frequently asked questions about almond pulp energy balls.
How long can you keep almond pulp in the fridge?
You can keep almond pulp in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze almond pulp?
Yes! If you can't use almond pulp within a couple of days, freeze it in an airtight bag or container.
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Almond Pulp Reese's Balls
- Food processor
- Pat the almond pulp dry in a towel. If the almond milk wasn't thoroughly squeezed from the almond pulp, you could end up with very wet & sticky batter.
- In your food processor add everything except for the chocolate chips and coconut flour. Pulse the blender until the mixture is totally combined.
- Test your batter by rolling a piece between your fingers. If it does not stick to your fingers you can add in the chocolate chips.
- IF it sticks to your fingers: add in 1-2 tablespoons of coconut flour (2 for very sticky batter). Pulse the food processor until the coconut flour is mixed in. Let it sit for ~10 minutes to give the coconut flour time to absorb the excess liquid.
- Finally, add in the chocolate chips. If you like chocolate chunks: simply stir them in with a spoonIf you like it to be creamy: pulse the food processor to your desired texture
- Store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days!