2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided, or 10 drops stevia extract, divided
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Line a baking sheet with wax paper or foil.
In the bowl of a food processor, add chickpeas, protein powder, almond butter, 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 6-8 drops stevia, applesauce, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Pulse to combine until all ingredients are mixed together and smooth; stop to scrap the sides if needed. It should be like a soft dough texture.
Roll the dough into 15 balls. Place each ball onto the wax paper. Place the baking sheet in the fridge.
In a small bowl, add melted oil. Slowly stir in the cocoa powder until there are no lumps. Add 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup or 2-3 drops of stevia and a pinch of salt; stir to combine.
Drizzle the chocolate over the balls. Let them cool in the fridge, or enjoy as is.
Store these in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.