27 Apr You Need To Try This Healthy Snack Platter
Snacks are life. What’s an afternoon with family and friends or a Netflix marathon without amazing and (can we sneak this in?) healthy snacks? Yes, exactly. There are only so many veggie sticks with hummus dip you can eat over time. Let’s shake it up a bit. We have got the most delicious and healthy(ish) platter for you.
It features the best of both worlds: healthy veggie sticks, fruit, AND dark chocolate and, the best part, yummy peanut butter to dip your veggies and fruit in. Let’s face it, peanut butter has become an all-time favourite pantry staple we cannot live without.
So let’s get started. Below are just some ideas – you can freestyle as much as you want. Naturally, you can add anything you are craving or have in the fridge. Hot tip: if you haven’t tried yet, mix carrots, apple, citrus fruits with mixed nuts and dark chocolate. Flavour explosion right there. The peanut butter dip is the cherry on top. You can never have too much peanut butter, can you?
Snack Platter Elements
- Three carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
- Two apples, sliced
- Two kiwi fruits halved
- A handful of nuts and raisins of choice
- A handful of physalis/Inca berries
- 80 g / 3 oz dark chocolate, broken into large bits
- Nut butter balls (see recipe below)
Nut Butter Balls
- 15 soft dates, pitted
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 50 g rolled oats
- 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- One pinch sea salt
- 4 tbsp finely chopped hazelnuts or desiccated coconut for rolling balls in
Peanut Butter Dip
- 100 ml / 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2-4 tbsp water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
For the nut butter balls, all you have to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor and mix them until everything comes together into a sticky dough. Then roll 20-25 small balls between the palms of your hands. Cover them in chopped hazelnuts or coconut. If the hazelnuts or coconuts don’t stick to the balls, you can dip each ball in cold water before covering them with the nuts.
Store in the fridge while preparing the other snack platter ingredients.
Now on to the peanut butter dip. Start by stirring together peanut butter, a splash of water and cinnamon. You can add a little maple syrup if you like it sweeter. Or if you fancy using your favourite peanut butter that you already have in your pantry, all yours.
Place the dip in a small bowl in the middle of the platter. Then place all your veggies, fruits and nut butter balls around the dip. Ready to eat!
What is your go-to movie marathon healthy snack?
Recipe and image from GreenKitchenStories