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Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

These little peanut butter balls make for a great after school treat!  They have protein, good fat, and they are sweet as ever!  Equally awesome was the fact that my children have told me they don't like coconut, yet they didn't say a word as they ate these little coconut peanut butter balls.  In case you haven't heard, people have been buzzing about coconut joining the healthy food family.   We are always experimenting with some healthy snack recipes, and this one was definitely a winner!

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COCONUT AND PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

  • 1 Cup all natural nut butter (I used peanut butter)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • Any other add-ins (seeds, nuts, etc.)
  • Unsweetened Coconut

Mix peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla, and raisins.

Spread unsweetened coconut on wax paper.

Drop peanut butter mixture onto coconut and roll.  Chill for 1 hour or longer.

DSC_0342.jpg Just keep in mind, as with our Peanut Butter balls, if you use commercially sweetened peanut butter, these things are going to be super duper sweet!  Same with the coconut.  There is no reason to use sweetened coconut flakes.  The peanut butter balls are already sweet!

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coconut peanutbutter balls 3.jpg DSC_0368.jpg Caution:  If you are weak over anything peanut butter, you may want to cut this recipe in half.  They could be addicting :)  And don't forget to save some for the kids.  Just because it's healthy, doesn't mean you should eat the whole batch!!

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls


Instructions

  • 1 Cup all natural nut butter (I used peanut butter)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • Any other add-ins (seeds, nuts, etc.)
  • Unsweetened Coconut

Mix peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla, and raisins.

Spread unsweetened coconut on wax paper.

Drop peanut butter mixture onto coconut and roll.  Chill for 1 hour or longer.

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Comments

09/03/2010 4:56am
I will be making these soon!
09/03/2010 7:11am
Oh yummy, I never though about adding peanut butter!!! I am just going to have to make these now!!!
09/03/2010 7:24am
I meant to write coconut..haha! I'm loosing it! :)
09/03/2010 10:54am
I did think that comment was a bit strange!! Ha, ha. I was trying to figure out why you wouldn't think of adding peanut butter to peanut butter balls!
09/03/2010 2:14pm
I am making these soon! My girls are peanut butter addicts and this pregnancy turned me into one too! We also love coconut around here so these will be huge hits with us all!
teri
09/08/2010 10:19am
Where did you get your unsweetened coconut? I tried to find some at Smith's once for a pie and they didn't have any.
09/08/2010 10:28am
In the bulk bins at Good Earth. A little bit goes a long way, and it's cheap!
09/13/2010 7:09am
I was going to ask the same thing about where to find unsweetened coconut. Maybe I'll check Whole Foods. The main grocers don't carry it :-( I think I"ll add some chocolate chips? haha. Glad to catch up on your posts finally.
Cheryl
09/09/2011 5:04pm
What do i do with the Honey? Do i mix it with the peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla, and raisins?
09/09/2011 5:09pm
Hi Cheryl, The honey IS the sweetener... I just wrote sweetener because you could choose honey or agave. So, Yes, mix it all together!! So yummy! Now I want some. :)
02/08/2013 3:58am
Gr8 recipes and lovely roundup.
Pam
07/03/2014 9:15am
So if I can't find unsweetened coconut, how much should I decrease the honey by?
07/07/2014 2:04pm
Pam- I would use the minimum- 1/4 cup.

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