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Coconut Peanut Butter Balls
September 3, 2010 | Home >Healthy Kids >Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

Coconut Peanut Butter Raisin Balls- the perfect snack for hungry, healthy kids!

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!

A healthy afternoon snack for hungry kids (and parents!)

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.

A healthy afternoon snack for hungry kids (and parents!) 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!

The whole family will surely love these coconut peanut butter balls!A healthy afternoon snack for hungry kids (and parents!)
These coconut peanut butter balls are great for desserts, too! Kids can't get enough of these coconut peanut butter balls! 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!!

Even so, peanut butter *unless you have an allergy, is good for kids! It’s a great source of protein, natural peanut butter is low in sugar, and it is full of good healthy fats.  You can also substitute the peanut butter in this recipe for almond butter, which is also super tasty!  You can substitute the raisins for dried cranberries, but you can also leave them out altogether.

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls

Coconut Peanut Butter Balls
Serves: 4
  • 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.
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(14)
Christy says:

I will be making these soon!

Kendra says:

Oh yummy, I never though about adding peanut butter!!! I am just going to have to make these now!!!

Kendra says:

I meant to write coconut..haha! I’m loosing it! 🙂

Amy says:

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!

Morgan says:

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 says:

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.

Amy says:

In the bulk bins at Good Earth.
A little bit goes a long way, and it’s cheap!

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 says:

What do i do with the Honey? Do i mix it with the peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla, and raisins?

Amy says:

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. 🙂

Preeti says:

Gr8 recipes and lovely roundup.

Pam says:

So if I can’t find unsweetened coconut, how much should I decrease the honey by?

Amy says:

Pam- I would use the minimum- 1/4 cup.

Pam says:

how many do these make? I’m going to make some for a baby shower and want enough to go around. Thanks, great recipe

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