Friday, November 29, 2013

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter & Jelly Laraballs

Peanut Butter & Jelly Laraballs
I love Peanut Butter & Jelly Lara Bars - they're my favorite flavour. But the price? Not so much. And, I don't always want a "bar." So, I made this taste-alike ball, which is cheap, easy, and tasty. What's not to like?

I find that the key to making these is to buy cheaper, older Deglet Noor Dates (these are the kind you usually get if you just buy supermarket Dates). You may even want to let them dry out a bit after purchase and before use. Although Medjool Dates are delectable, they are too moist for this recipe, and tend to produce a paste instead of a the firm texture I'm looking for.

This is a perfect travel snack for Vegans - or for anyone, for that matter. We often take these with us when we fly. It's also a great lunch-box dessert for kids (or grownups ; )

Peanut Butter & Jelly Laraballs
Grind till fine (but not a butter)
in food processor
1/4 cup Roasted Salted Peanuts
1/4 cup Dried Tart Cherries (or Cherry flavoured Craisins)
Add
1 1/2 cups Deglet Noor Dates (measure loosely, don't pack)
(If you like, a 1/4 cup Quick Oats may be added to "stretch" the recipe a bit. I cannot notice a difference in taste when I do this, and Oats are very healthy. But, of course, the brand name bar does not have oats)
Pulse till finely ground.
Form in balls by packing in your hand -
using a method very similar to making snowballs - for those of you who live where it snows.

*Any type of peanut may be used in place of roasted, salted. If you use a type without salt, I recommend adding a little salt to the recipe to compensate.

This is being shared on Healthy Vegan Fridays, Making Your Home Sing Monday, The Chicken Chick, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Anti Procrastination Tuesday, Penny Pinching Party, Real Food, Allergy Free



The mixture should look like this after
grinding in the food processor, and before packing
into balls.

2 comments:

  1. Yummo! What a great little treat to have as a snack! :-)

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  2. These look and sound wonderful! YUM!!!!

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