Raw Peanut Butter Drops

Nothing makes me happier than getting feedback from readers who are trying my recipes and loving them! It is so rewarding to create highly nutritious recipes that people are actually trying and enjoying.   The other day, I received a comment from a blog reader named Kellie, telling me that she had baked the chocolate omega cookies and they were a huge hit with her husband and her birthing class! Hooray! Thanks so much for your comment Kellie, it really made my day:)

I'm pretty excited about this new recipe. I literally threw it together in 5 minutes. I came home from the gym the other day, and my body was craving protein. I usually have a glass of homemade chocolate milk because it has a great ratio of carbs/protein, but we were out of milk. I grabbed a jar of peanut butter and concocted these cute little drops in no time. Each ball contains about 8 grams of protein. This is a great snack post workout for you or your kids who may be in sports. These have also been a huge hit with my daughter as an after school snack. She always needs a little something to tide her over before dinner, and these are just perfect.

Raw Peanut Butter Drops
Makes 20-25 drops

1 1/2- 2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup peanut butter*
2/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut*
3 tbsp raw honey
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:
Add almond flour, cinnamon and peanut butter to mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash the peanut butter into the almond flour. Add honey, half of the coconut, and vanilla. Continue mashing together. Depending on how oily your peanut butter is, you may need to add a little more or less almond flour. Mixture should form a dough. Place the remaining coconut in a separate bowl. Using spoon, scoop dough and form into small drops, about the size of a golf ball. Roll drops in the coconut.
These are best if refrigerated or frozen. Stays fresh up to two weeks.
 *I suggest natural peanut butter that does not contain hydrogenated oils. Stay away from Jif and Skippy and opt for something containing only peanuts and salt.
*Most coconut flakes contain preservative. I recommend purchasing coconut in bulk from a health food store. The only listed ingredient should be dried coconut.

Kellie  – (January 29, 2013 at 10:47 AM)  

Yummy!! They look delicious!! I made some similar to this for the holidays..

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/peanut-butter-balls-i/detail.aspx

I am sure you could tweak them to make them more healthy :) I substituted dried cranberries for the cherries in them.

Also, I am happy to try any of your recipes :)

Kellie  – (January 29, 2013 at 12:24 PM)  

P.S...I think you should open up your own bakery with all these delicious treats!

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