Prior to going TF, I used to make a dessert called Buckeyes. It was a blend of peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar rolled into balls and dipped into melted paraffin and chocolate. They were yummy. And popular. Any event involving food we attended, we were asked to bring buckeyes along. With the large amounts of powdered sugar and the added paraffin, they were anything but healthy. So when we went to traditional foods, I shelved the recipe and didn’t look back.
Earlier this week I mentioned to my husband that National Peanut Butter Day was coming up. He immediately asked if I could come up with a TF version of Buckeyes. I set to work trying to make it using only traditional foods ingredients. I’m very happy with the results.
The new mixture wasn’t dipped in chocolate since I didn’t have the time, but I did roll chocolate chips into the mix. Next time I’ll melt them and dip the balls instead. They came out as a perfect lunchbox treat or snack. Easy to roll, easy to handle and they won’t fall apart. My kids circled like sharks while I took pictures then scarfed them down while I enjoyed ten minutes of total silence. I’d say that’s a winner!
Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup peanut or other nut butter
6 Tbs honey (I used Tropical Traditions‘ raw honey)
1/2 cup coconut flour (I used Tropical Traditions‘ coconut flour)
2 tsp vanilla extract
5-8 drops Concentrace, optional
1/3 cup chocolate chips
In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, coconut flour, salt, vanilla extract and concentrace. Stir until uniformly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll into balls using your hands.
Refrigerate any leftovers.
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