A couple of weeks ago, on a Wednesday afternoon, I got a text from a dear friend of 25 years…

‘What are your plans for the weekend?’

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

This simple line was followed by an entire conversation of texts that resulted in a road trip over to Iowa City for a girls weekend.   It was last minute, unplanned and the best kind of fun.  We soaked up a performance of The Indigo Girls at an outdoor concert, enjoyed the local shops of Iowa City and the Amana Colonies.  I spent time with her darling children and we caught up on life past and present.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

Growing up, my dad used to tell me that if I had one or two best friends in my life than I was blessed.  As I drove home, thinking about all the women in my life and the ways they’ve shared their lives and talents with me, I realized I am abundantly blessed.

Of course a road trip isn’t complete without snacks.  Since I was traveling on my own, I indulged in packing some of my favorites–fruit, chai tea and some of these peanut butter bites.  Their slightly adapted from Sprouted Kitchen’s version, but in this case I used what I had on hand and they turned to be just right.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and a few unplanned adventures of your own!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup nuts--almonds, peanuts or cashews (cashews are my favorite)
  • 1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor pulse nuts until coarsely chopped.
  2. Add peanut butter, dates, vanilla extract, sea salt and chocolate chips/cacao nibs (if using).
  3. Run food processor on high until ingredients come together. The mixture should stick together when pressed between your fingers.
  4. Scoop out about a tablespoon of the mixture, and roll it between your hands to form a ball.
  5. Store in an airtight container.
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One Response to No-Bake Peanut Butter Bites

  1. These little bites look so delicious!! Love it!

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