Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bites! GF, V, SCD, Paleo!

Hey Guys!!

As promised, I’m comin at’cha with THE MOST amazing dessert!

Now I know, I know, that’s a pretty bold statement, but this little cookie packs an amazing punch!

They may look humble, but do not be deceived, dear Happy Tummies!

Allow me to introduce you to………PB&J Cookie Bites!!

These are SOOOO good! I have a confession: I made these, meaning to bring them to an Easter party…but after I tasted one, then, two, then four!...I decided these would be best kept in the safety of my apartment, not fending for themselves on the wild streets of NYC ;)

Oh my gosh! I can’t say enough good things about these…PB&J’s were a staple in my house growing up. These taste like peanut butter cookie dough with a kiss of sweet strawberry goodness!!

And they’re…get ready…Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly, and Paleo!

Here’s what you need: (Serves 2-3)…or 1 :P

4 dates
¼ cup freeze dried strawberries
4 Tbsp peanut butter

24 almonds, whole

8 almonds, halved

The recipe couldn’t be simpler. Throw the dates, strawberries and peanut butter into the food processor and process until it resembles sand. Scrape the sides and the bottom, and process for another few seconds. Then, add your 24 whole almonds, and pulse it about 4-5 times, so that they are still in big pieces. Then, stir in your almond halves. Take about 1-2 Tbsp of the dough, and form little balls. It will make about 8 bites. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (They’re best chilled.)

Holy. Cow. These are INCREDIBLE!! They’re like the inside of those “PB&J Uncrustables.” Not that I’d ever had one of those, but this is how I imagine they’d taste :)

They’re stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth delicious! And the texture is out of this world! They’re sticky and chewy, but there are unexpected crunchy bits from the almonds.

I’m making these again tonight. Just because:)

Need a top-notch food processor? Here’s the one I use and LOVE!


  1. This recipe sounds delish! Do you use raw almonds or roasted?


    1. Thanks Kathy! I use raw, but I'm sure either would work:) thanks for stopping by! Have a great afternoon!

  2. Oooh what a fun dessert Caralyn! They sound so delicious and look great!

    1. Thank you so much Sarah! They were such a treat! I hope you have an awesome weekend! TGIF!!! Glad you stopped by!

  3. These sound terrific! I could see how they would be, ah, easy to pop into your mouth...over and over again.

    1. Thank you so much! Haha you're right! -- oh so poppable! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

  4. They look heavenly - I don't think I'd eat just one ;). I never thought of using freeze-dried strawberries; great addition!

    1. Thank you so much Anna! Yeah the freeze dried strawberries were a great addition! They added flavor without moisture! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. These sound so delicious! I have never tried using freeze dried fruit like this before, now I need to!

    1. Thanks Gabby! Yeah it was a fun twist on energy bites! I wish freeze dried fruit wasn't so dang expensive!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!


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