Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Carob Peanut Butter Balls

What a yummy treat!  Since giving up chocolate because I learned it gives me severe headaches I have re-fallen in love with carob!  As a kid we would go to campmeeting (for our church) and I would go to the food tent just to enjoy carob milk.  It was so delicious!  Carob is not chocolate and it should not be compared.  It is a different treat and a fun one!  My kids really enjoy this treat and it is fairly healthy.  It still have sugar in it so it should not be eaten a lot but it is a fun dessert!

You can see the texture from the oats.  They are very simple and can be put together in just 10 minutes.  I like to put them in the freezer before eating.

I used 1/3 cup of organic coconut palm sugar (which is brown sugar) but honey or maple syrup can be used as well in the same amount.  And 4 teaspoons of carob powder.

Then add 1/4 cup of milk (I used vanilla almond milk), 1/4 cup of natural crunchy peanut butter and mix together and heat just until it is warm enough to mix in the oats.

Once the mixture is warm add in 1 cup of oats (rolled or instant or a combination of both) and mix well.  I let it sit for a 1-2 minutes because when I tried to roll them right away they were too warm and I had more on my hands then in the balls.  I can get 18 carob balls out of this batch.  Then freeze them for 10-20 minutes.

They store well in the freezer or the fridge for several days.  They do not last long in our house.  I am thankful the kids like them.  It makes it easy to make one treat for all of us.

Lukas enjoyed rolling the balls with me.  We had a fun time making them and licking our hands!

Carob Peanut Butter Balls

1/3 cup sugar/sweetener
4 tsp carob powder
1/4 cup milk (any plant based milk will do)
1/4 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
1 cup oats (instant or regular rolled)

1. Mix together the first 4 ingredients and warm the mixture for 1 minute in the microwave or for 2-3 minutes on the stove on medium heat (stir often so it does not stick to the pan).
2. Remove from heat.  Stir in the oats and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
3. Roll into balls.
4. Place in freezer for 10-20 minutes before enjoying.
5. They will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge or freezer.


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