Snacks to die for: Peanut Butter Kisses

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Recipes & Kitchen Tips

I’m in love.

In my quest for discovering some new healthy snacks for the kids I began working through the “Healthy Snacks To Go” ebook from Katie over at Kitchen Stewardship. Her Peanut Butter Kisses are so easy and so yummy that I have made them THREE times in the last week (I would have probably made them four times but I ran out of Peanut Butter!).  My confession is that although I originally made them for the kids, I now make them for myself (and try to have enough on hand for my kids as well;).  Oh my mouth is watering just thinking about them now, its a little embarrassing.  Ready to try them for yourself?

Honey (Raw is best.  If you can, purchase locally, otherwise you can find great prices through Azure Standard)

Peanut Butter (I suggest opting for a brand that uses only peanuts such as Adams which I get at Costco)

Coconut Flakes (I purchased mine through Azure Standard)*

Chocolate Chips (This is optional but of course yummy.  I look for a brand that uses real vanilla rather than the artificial ”vanillin” found in most brands.  According to Wikipedia, “Vanillin can trigger migraine headaches in a small fraction of the people who experience migraines.“ I buy the Ambrosia brand which comes in a black bag from Costco.)

Mix equal parts honey and peanut butter until smooth and add twice as much coconut flakes.  If you wish, add in some chocolate ships as well.  Using a spoon, scoop out dollops of “batter” into your hands and roll into balls.  The consistency should be smooth enough to roll out without sticking to your hands.  You may wish to roll the balls in additional coconut flakes, but this is not typically necessary.  Serve at room temperature or pop them in the freezer (this is my favorite way).  Just be warned. . . They are addictive!

*Variations: if you don’t have or don’t like coconut, you can substitue oatmeal (quick or old fashioned oats) or do a combo of 1/2 & 1/2.  My favorite is only coconut but my husband who does not like coconut enjoys the oatmeal version.

Please note that the link to the Healthy Snacks To Go ebook is an affiliate link and I will earn a small commission for each sale made though that link.  I would never recommend something that I myself have not tried or feel convinced that you would enjoy.   That said, if you are like me and would love to be inspired to discover some great healthy snacks for your family, I think you might love Katie’s ebook!

This post is part of the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop.

Ashley Devonish

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Posted Wednesday, February 29, 2012

7 Responses to “Snacks to die for: Peanut Butter Kisses”

  1. This is how we make edible play dough! SO yummy! The kids eat it all before they are done “playing” with it ;) Another variation we use is powdered milk.

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    mom4life Reply:

    @Leona, what a great idea!

    I have seen the powdered milk addition in a few other variations as well. Do you add it for protein?

    I personally began avoiding powered milk when I learned that there was Lecithin added. The added Lecithin is a lipid molecule which naturally occurs in your body as an important component of cell membranes. However, commercially sold lecithin, including that used in powdered milk preparation, comes primarily from soybeans. Because my research on soy products has created a question mark in my mind about its overall health benefits (because soy products are largely genetically modified and because soy has something in it that mimics estrogen) I have simply chosen to not use it but that is a personal choice of mine simply based on stuff I have read. I don’t claim to be an expert and am not saying it is “bad”, I just am a food nerd like that and enjoy figuring out what the labels mean whenever I can and how it applies to our health.

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  2. This sounds like something we love! We avoid soy as well…I agree with you. It’s hard work to avoid it because it seems like it’s everywhere. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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    mom4life Reply:

    @Heather, Yes it is hard to avoid, especially when it is snuck into things so discreetly like the powdered milk!

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  3. Just made this recipe. It was a bit sweet for our taste buds. I think next time I will use half as much honey as peanut butter.

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    mom4life Reply:

    @Nancy, Thanks for letting me know what you thought. I would be very interested to hear how the reduced amount of honey works for you!! :)

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