Cooking with Abby: Skinny Peanut Butter Truffles
We are about half way into January now and all of those “eat healthy” new year’s resolutions are starting to go out the window. You can only eat carrot sticks for so many meals! And having kids around definitely does not make things easier. but these peanut butter truffles from Back for Seconds will be a hit with the kids, will satisfy your own sweet tooth, and they are actually pretty good for you! No sugar, lots of fiber, some fruit, and even some protein!
- 1 Cup Fiber One Cereal (strange, I know)
- 3/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (opt for a natural brand to avoid added preservatives and sugars)
- 1/2 Ripe Banana
- 12 oz Chocolate (opt for dark to keep antioxidants high and sugar low)
Start by grinding the Fiber One cereal in a food processor until it is like a fine powder. Next add the peanut butter and banana and process until a dough is formed. The best part of making this recipe with kids is that you don’t have to worry when they go for the dough, as they always will. There’s no eggs AND no sugar…what is there to worry about? (And they won’t even notice the difference!)
Now take the dough and roll it into small balls. The kids will love to help out with this part. Abby’s tended to look more like logs than balls, but I’m happy as long as they taste good and she gets to do her part :)
Next, stick the balls in the freezer for 30 minutes or so. A bit of extra time in this department can only help your cause. Just before you pull them out, melt your chocolate in a bowl.
When you pull out the balls, you’ll want to dip them (or roll them) in the melted chocolate. Abby and I had a good system where she dropped the balls into the chocolate and mixed them around with a spoon, then I scooped them out (after fixing the bald spots she left of course).
Once the chocolate hardens around the balls, they are ready to eat! If you happen to have any leftovers, store the truffles in the fridge. Enjoy your guilt free snack!