Last night I was having a craving for something a little sweet, yet something that was healthy. I was thinking…thinking and then came the idea to make peanut butter balls! I haven’t made them in a long time, and I used to make them with protein powder in high school but I didn’t have any protein powder. I googled a few recipes and decided to give it a try.
The ingredients were quite simple:
3/4 cup of natural peanut butter
3/4 cup of icing sugar (I need to find a substitute eventually)
1/2 tsp of vanilla
Mix with a mixer and then roll into balls. Place in fridge.
Melt some chocolate, I melted like 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and added about 1 TBSP of shortening, then took the balls out of the fridge, coated them in chocolate and put them back in the fridge.
I let paul taste one first and he said they tasted EXACTLY like reeses pieces cups. Literally. I shared some with my coworkers and they all agreed, they said they tasted BETTER.
This is by no means a healthy recipe, I only ate one because they are SOOO sweet, hence why I brought some to work to get rid of them cause i am never going to eat them all. I would go into a coma.
If anyone can tweak the recipe to a more healthy touch by all means let me know what you do! I might play around with it again with some protein powder instead and see what I can figure out.
On another note, I wanted to try a new gluten free pizza crust recipe, one that is fluffy, not thin crust like every single recipe you find. I found this amazing recipe that has ingredients I have never seen anywhere for gluten free goods. I am going to pick up the items tomorrow and try it out on Sunday.
Here’s the recipe: Gluten free pizza crust
I will let you know on Monday how it turns out!