Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

How are you doing today?  I’m doing great and excited that there’s only one more day til it’s TGIF time!  Woo-Hoo!

Thanks for the props yesterday on the roasted veggies, the acai smoothie action, and of course, the raw vegan cheesecake.  Guess which one I like best?  Should be pretty easy to deduce.  Ahem. 

Today’s little recipe delight is somethin’ that I whipped up straight from my own head, entirely.  No books to help with this one.  I had about 1/4 c of PB in the bottom of my jar and wondered what I was going to do with it?  That’s when these little PB bombs were born…

Averie’s Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
Combine these ingredients:

1/4 c PB
2 Tbsp of PB2 or Peanut Flour
4 Tbsp Agave
1.5 medjool dates (if your dates are skimpy, use 2)

Blend that up in the VitaBaller

And form into cute little dough balls.  I smartened up and used parchment this time as you may remember my Raw Vegan Macaroon nightmare that leaked all over 8 dehydrator screens and trays and at 1am yours truly was on cleanup duty?  Didn’t really wanna repeat of that.  So parchment to the rescue while I wait for some more pimp-n-legit lookin’ teflon sheets to arrive that I ordered online.

Put the cute balls into the Magic Box at 118F for 6 Hours.  (Note: if you don’t have a dehydrator, these will totally set up in the freezer or even fridge.  The dehydrator is gonna pull some of the moisture out of them so the resulting Dough Ball will be doughey’er and less like eating straight up PB, but roll with the freezer if that’s all you’ve got.)

Took em outta the box and what I ended up with was exactly what I envisioned: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls.  Squishy, chewy, very dough-like yet they are not gloppy-n-sloppy.  You can hold these in your hands, careful there, Don’t Squeeze the Charmin, but you’re at least not gonna get sticky fingers.  Also, remember those candies called Bit-O-Honey?  Well, these have just a faint reminiscence of those, but much softer, and more peanut buttery and less honey tasting, since there’re no honey in my recipe.  But something about my recipe jogged a memory of those.

Insert into mouth.  Mouth rockin’ good times.

And place the rest in a container for later, if there even is a later with these bad boys layin’ around.
I just cut out around the parchment paper.  I felt like I was running a candy store and had made something special by leaving the parchment on the bottoms.  See’s Candy anyone?

Yoga is Tolasana, Scale Pose

Tip of the Day:  Contests!!!
1. Amanda has another great contest goin’ on!  Raw energy bars.  Nuff said.  Go enter!  (as you blow my chances now but I love ya so you can)

2. Danica is givin’ away Pumpkin action!  Go check it out!

Not sure if I will make it back this afternoon, so I’ll catch ya in the a.m. with more goodies to show you…

What kind of recipes do you want to see me make?  Are you sick of desserts yet? 

And thanks to all who weighed in on if you partake in Halloween candy or not.  Fun to hear whatcha all do on that.   For the candy eaters, what’s your fave store-bought candy?  I have to say, I love See’s.  What about you?

P.S. Does anyone else have a major delay in getting their posts to show up in Google Reader?  I never used to check up on it very much but in the past 10 days or so, my posts have a lag of anywhere between 45 minutes and 4 hours before they show up!  That seems a little nuts to me.  The morning posts seem even slower than the afternoon posts…internet traffic jam?  The only “fix” I have found is to go back into my post, edit, and then re-publish it.  Sometimes this does the trick and in 5 mins it show up in Reader but not always.  Any suggestions? 

   

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