Coconut and Peanut Butter Balls

1 cup nut butter
1/4 – 1/2 cup honey or agave
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup raisins
Any other add-ins (seeds, nuts, flax seed, etc)
unsweetened coconut

  1. Mix nut butter, sweetener, vanilla and raisins.
  2. Spread coconut on wax paper.
  3. Drop butter mixture onto coconut and roll.
  4. Chill for 1 hour or longer.

No Bake Cookies

A favorite late-night treat! (Could this explain why our diet goals are hard to reach??)

2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine (1 stick)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
3 cups oats (quick or regular)

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cocoa, milkĀ  and margarine.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  4. Stir in vanilla, salt, peanut butter and oats.
  5. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto waxed paper.
  6. Allow cookies to cool for at least 1 hour.

Frosted Chewies

These are a lightly peanut butter flavored krispie treats with a chocolate/butterscotch frosting on top. These can be really rich, so you might want to cut in small pieces. I served these to a large group of teenage girls one night and they loved them and kept coming back for more!

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 – 6 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 – 6 oz. package butterscotch chips

  1. Mix sugar and corn syrup in saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils.
  2. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter; mix well.
  3. Add Rice Krispies; stirl until evenly coated.
  4. Press mixture evenly and firmly in a butter baking pan (9-in by 13-in).
  5. Cool.
  6. For the frosting, melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in top section of double boiler over hot (not BOILING) water.
  7. Stir constantly.
  8. Remove from heat; spread evenly over krispie mixture and let cool until firm.
  9. Cut into bars.

*You can double the recipe and use a 10-in by 14-in buttered pan instead.