I’ve tried lots of different goodies from Tropical Traditions. This time I tried the organic coconut peanut butter. When it arrived, it was solid. (It was a cold day).
As the day warmed, and the jar warmed, it became more liquid like….and then turned solid again. Since it’s only made form organic peanuts and coconut, it has a pretty low melting point. The peanuts are 100% organic Valencia peanuts grown organically by family farmers in New Mexico and Texas. Grown in the dry climate of the southwestern United States, these peanuts are certified organic and free from aflatoxins. The dried coconut is certified organic coconut meat from the Philippines from coconuts that are grown with no fertilizers or pesticides. This premium dried coconut contains no additives or preservatives, and is not sweetened.
I thought the easiest thing to do would be to spread it on some toast. However, this really isn’t the best way to enjoy it. It doesn’t stay creamy and melts, more like butter then peanut butter. It was a little too oily for me.
So, back to the drawing board. I found a recipe for No-Bake Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Balls. This sounded good. I modified it a bit so it worked with what I had.
Here’s what I did:
Servings: Approx. 16, or more depending on size Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup coconut peanut butter
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons whole flax seed
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.
These? Totally awesome and delicious. And, I’m thinking…knowing that there are more of these in the future in our house.