Peanut Butter Bites

Our dog Olive will eat most anything, but her most favorite thing of all is peanut butter. This particular ingredient happens to be one of my favorite as well. If I have a cracker or toast with peanut butter I always have to give her a little piece. Which brings me to this very simple no bake recipe from the Sprouted Kitchen blog, Love this blogger, the way she writes, her photos and her healthy food ideas. I used roasted unsalted almonds and unsalted creamy peanut butter.


1 cup almonds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pitted dates
heaping 1/2 cup peanut butter
two pinches of salt (if peanut butter is not salted)

To prepare:

In a food processor, pulse the almonds until a coarse meal forms. Add the vanilla, cinnamon, dates, peanut butter and salt if needed. Pulse everything together until they are all about the same size, (see above). The mixture should stick together when pressed together between your fingers. If dry add another tablespoon of peanut butter.

She suggest rolling dough into tablespoon size balls. I pressed ingredients into a measuring tablespoon to shape with good results.

Cover and keep chilled in refrigerator. Coconut dried cherries, apricots or any other combination would probably be great together also maybe another type of nut or nut butter.


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