Peanut Butter Power Balls (GF, V)

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Last weekend, I met up with my dear ol’ best friend J for a beach strand walk and chat, where along the way, we stopped in an upscale cold-press juice shop for a snack.  J left the shop nibbling on their peanut butter protein balls declaring, in satisfaction, how delectable they were, and perhaps I could concoct something of the kind.  With a ping, I thought, “Is that a challenge?  I think that’s a challenge.”  I snorted something that sounded like, “Yeah, I probably could.”  So, I read multiple peanut butter protein ball recipes and came up with something that would work for me and anyone else out there looking for a healthy, tasty snack.  With complete satisfaction, I’m not only declaring these little niblets totally delectable, they’re also super easy to make!

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Ingredients:

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  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter*
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup powdered coconut milk**
  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • Optional: coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, chopped peanuts, etc. for rolling balls in

* I prefer to use unsalted, organic, but feel free to indulge with salted, roasted

**Powdered soy or non-dairy creamer will work also; Wholefoods carries powdered coconut milk

Directions:

Using a fork or spatula, combine peanut butter and honey in a medium bowl.

Mix in powdered coconut milk, flaxseed meal, and coconut flour.

After combining ingredients, use your hand to pinch and knead the mixture just enough to form one clump.

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Roll into about one-inch balls and place on wax or parchment paper. Makes about 25 or so.

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You can also roll balls in the optional toppings above.

Chill in the refrigerator or freezer and enjoy!

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