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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls

Bringing desserts to a party is my normal procedure.  That's usually what people ask me to bring when I ask what they need.  In the past year, that's been a bit more challenging, since I can't eat anything with gluten.  I made the mistake earlier this year of making "normal" brownies to bring to a party. They looked so good that I had to try one to see how they came out, and ended up feeling horrible for three days afterwards.  Definitely not worth the pain!

What does one do when they can't eat gluten, but want something that everyone will like?  My answer was something with nut butters.  Usually everyone loves peanut butter.  You can't go wrong.  And peanut butter and chocolate are a winning combination.  What makes this even better is that no baking is involved, so it's great when you're in a rush, or it's hot out and you don't want to heat up your kitchen.

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup chocolate chips
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons coconut flour

Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in a bowl. If the mixture is too sticky, add more coconut flour; if it's too dry, add more peanut butter.

Roll into peanut butter mixture into small balls using your hands or a cookie scoop.  Store in the refrigerator.

This makes about 16 peanut butter balls.  I tripled the recipe, since I wanted to make sure I had enough for everyone at the party.   They were a hit, so I'm glad I made more than one batch!