These taste mighty good, and are mighty good for you too. Pretty cute idea huh?
Everyone’s got their own recipe for PB balls, I’ve seen chocolate dipped, half chocolate-dipped, some with raisins, some without. But no matter how you roll ’em PB balls are the cat’s pyjamas…they’re the bees knees! If you’re using honey, which is actually a very good idea because honey and PB go together just like, well…hmm sorry I blanked.
I wanted to make these because one day I was majorly craving a peanut butter and honey sandwich. So I picked up some delectable, natural PB and some Canadian honey (snack fact: the more specific you can get with your cravings the more corner stores you will get to know in your area) and I set out for PB and honey themed recipes. And as luck would have it, came across this very informative PB ball video. If you think you know how to make PB balls, think again, and then watch Braveheart dressed as a peanut make up some yummy peanut butter balls!
We made an almost completely different recipe, but the spirit is still there! We’re not the biggest raisin-peanut butter fans, so omitted those as well as the granola because we didn’t have any but think it’s still great idea to add, and used coconut milk powder instead of skim milk powder (you can find coconut milk powder at health food stores, if you are vegan especially it will take your dessert game to a whole other level). And we added chocolate chips for reasons we will not be outlining at this time.
- 1 cup peanut butter (we used the natural kind)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk powder (or power up with whey protein powder)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts (because peanut butter is not enough)
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix everything together in a large bowl except the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Then add PB and vanilla. Roll into balls and then roll in shredded coconut. We put ours in the freezer for an hour or so to set. Makes 20-24 balls!
We actually ate all of these in one day, as if there was any other way to eat them… The sky is the limit with these little buddies. Add in granola like in the video, add white chocolate chips, carob chips, dried cranberries, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, whatever you can think of that would also go well with peanut butter. 🙂 Roll some today!