A yummy, simple recipe that has only 3 ingredients – peanut butter, raisins and coconut (with a little vanilla). Really easy, no added sugar, so healthy?

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What to do with leftover peanut butter?  What to do with leftover raisins?  Why, process them together, of course!  And then listen to your wonderful husband when he suggests you make the resulting product into balls and roll in leftover coconut!

Ok, so this was originally written when I think I was trying to get rid of excess ingredients before one of our international moves.  Nowadays, I don’t consider any peanut butter as leftovers!  But these are awesome.  I’ve brought them to parties and they go like the Flash.  I’ve brought them to work and people comment they can’t stop eating just one of them.  Every time I make them I think I eat the equivalent of at least 5-6 while making them.  You know, for quality purposes!

So simple to make, no added sugar.  Pretty good for you, I guess, especially at 50 calories per ball!

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Coconut peanut butter balls

Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • coconut for rolling

Instructions

  1. Process together the peanut butter, raisins and vanilla in a food processor. Add more or less raisins to taste.
  2. Form into a log and place either in a ziplock bag or clingwrap and chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from the plastic and cut into bite-sized pieces. Use your fingers to gently shape into balls, or bites, and roll in coconut.
  4. These can be stored either in the fridge, freezer, or just on the kitchen counter.
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