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?
I made energy balls the other day. The kids liked them.
1/2 cup nut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut, wheat bran, wheat germ, ground nuts or seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 teaspoons spices
1/2 cup add ins; chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, seeds
Mix everything together and place in the fridge for 30 minutes. Roll into balls. Store in the fridge or freezer.
The only sweets I eat in moderation aren’t healthy…