When I was a kiddo, I was obsessed with a recipe I nabbed out of a Sesame Street book my neighbor gave me. Peanut Butter balls were IT–peanut butter and powdered sugar all mixed up, rolled into balls, and refrigerated for an hour or so. To.Die.For.
I sometimes get cravings for the peanut butter balls of my childhood. While I don’t think its horrible to give into those cravings from time to time, eating peanut butter and sugar balls on a regular basis is less than ideal for my health…this is why I was THRILLED when I discovered a healthier treat that reminds of the gooey goodness of peanut butter balls. I realize that my replacement seems nothing like the original, but the sweetness and nuttiness combined with the gooey texture hits the spot!
This is great for dessert as well as a pre-run snack. Yummers.
- pitted medjool dates
- pistachios (I used salted, if you use raw-unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the recipe)
- dried coconut
- place shelled pistachios in food processor and process for about 5 minutes
- slice dates down the center length-wise
- spoon pistachio mix into dates
- sprinkle coconut on top