Monday, November 5, 2007

PB & J Balls

When we are running low on baking items in the pantry (like flour, sugar, chocolate chips, etc) I make some sort of peanut butter ball since we always have peanut butter in the fridge. I made up this recipe a while back since I was having a sweet tooth attack and have been making different versions of it since, including some with melted chocolate!
Preheat oven to 275
Melt together in a medium pan on medium heat:
2 rounded tbsp natural peanut butter
2 tbsp Earth Balance
3 tbsp agave nectar (you could probably cut this to 2 tbsp)
3 tbsp maple syrup (you could probably cut this to 2 tbsp)
a dash of sea salt
Once all that is melted together, take it off the heat and stir in a splash of vanilla extract. Next, fold in 1 1/4 cups rolled oats and 1/3 cup of either pre-roasted almond pieces or slivered & blanched almonds toasted in a pan.
Spread out the mixture in a thin layer and bake at 275 for about 15 minutes. Take the mixture out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Once cooled, I spread half the mixture with raspberry preserves and the other half with blueberry preserves. The last step is a messy one. Pinch golf ball sized pieces off and roll into balls. I got 15 balls out of this batch. When I make these chocolate covered, I basically make a chocolate ganache out of dark chocolate chips, soy creamer and Earth Balance (melted together in a double boiler) and dip the peanut butter balls in half way.
The lighter ones are the raspberry PB balls and the darker ones are the blueberry PB balls. I let these cool completely before I start sampling them. They can be stored in the fridge wrapped up or well covered and left on the counter top.
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14 comments:

Courtney said...

Wow--those sound great! Thanks for sharing that recipe!

Courtney

Veganista said...

Uh oh...these are the kind of thing I eat compulsively! I'd probably wipe out the whole batch in a day. :)

Feeding the Masses said...

wow, this sounds deliciously good! and i'm always a fan of anything with peanut butter in it (hence i make "peanut butter pasta" so often at our house!)

Theresa said...

Woah, those look great and sound simple. And PB & J?! Damn.

stonielove said...

oh, yum! they can be little snacks between meals at office!!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Those look so yummmy and completely addictive!!

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this

Veggie Cookster said...

What a great idea! They look yummy! Thanks for sharing. :)

VeggieGirl said...

PB&J balls = genius!!

Judy said...

Oh. My. God. Those sound so good. I would like to make them, but I really can do without another way to make pb disappear in this house!

selina said...

i am a peanut butter addict. i might just eat the whole batch.

bazu said...

Oooh, I've been looking for a recipe like this. I need a nice homemade snack to munch on!

Pink Theory said...

ooh ooh ooh! those look so yummy! I saw Paula Deen making something like that recently but yours look waaaay better. Thanks for the recipe.

VegMomma said...

Mmm...I'd totally make these! (Especially with the melted chocolate....)