I have been having hankerings for sweets lately. Rather totally giving in and eating things that are completely unhealthy for us, I have been been playing in the kitchen with some sweet treats. These peanut butter balls have been a huge hit in a nutty, crispy coconut, honeyed goodness with just a hint of salty sort of way. I think they would also be lovely dipped in a dark chocolate but I think I will save that for Christmas baking!
Peanut Butter Coconut Balls
3 c. Shredded Unsweetened Coconut (medium)
1 c. Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar)
2/3 c. honey
½ tsp Sea Salt
Toast coconut in a pan, I love my cast iron for this, on medium heat until browned; this step is what gives the nice crunch to the recipe. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, honey and salt. Cool slightly. Form into 1 inch balls. Chill in fridge and enjoy! They also keep well in the freezer if they last long enough to make it there.
Makes about 48 1 inch ball.
What is your favorite healthy (in moderation) sweet treat?