There are combos in life that just go together, like avocado and toast (or tbh- avocado with anything) or a burger and fries. But is there anything quite as classic as peanut butter and jelly? Growing up, I had this combo all the time, who didn't?! And this is a classic for a reason. The sticky nature of the peanut butter combined with sweet jam makes perfect sense. I wanted to create all those same nostalgic feelings, so I created these peanut butter and jelly bites. I hope you love them too!
These peanut butter and jelly bites were inspired by a local vegan and gluten free restaurant here in Toronto (and Quebec) called Kupfert and Kim. If you're ever in the area, check them out, I highly suggest it, and especially recommend trying their peanut butter and jelly bites. Honestly, I've tried most of the menu items and everything is delicious.
But when I was hosting a workshop earlier this year, they were so kind to gift us with some of their delicious snacks, including the infamous peanut butter and jelly balls. It was the first time I tried them and I was IN LOVE. I actually wasn't sure that the bites would end up lasting until the workshop only a few days away. So I knew I had to make them myself ay home.
These peanut butter and jelly energy balls are SO easy to make and you only need five ingredients!
If you're in Canada, you can order these freeze dried strawberries from Natura Market. This is where I ordered them from.
These peanut butter and jelly bites are also super easy to make at home. All you need is a food processor and about ten minutes.
First, it's time to blend the freeze dried strawberries (or raspberries) until a fine powder forms. Remove and set aside in a bowl. Wipe out the food processor with a paper towel.
Next, add the dates, cashews and almonds to a food processor. Process until the mixture is crumbly and holds together when pressed between your fingers. This will take about two minutes of pulsing.
Add the peanut butter and salt and process until everything is incorporated.
Remove the mixture from the food processor and form into roughly 20 golf-ball sized balls. Roll the balls in the freeze dried powder and store in the fridge until ready to eat.
Are you ready to make these easy peanut butter and jelly bites? Let's get to it!
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The classic combo of peanut butter and jam in energy bite form! These are the perfect snack to have on hand whenever you're craving something with peanut butter.
Keep leftover energy bites in the fridge or freezer if needed.
This recipe makes about 22 bites.
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