Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Pop 'Ems

Oh my GOODNESS!!! These are divine, and if I was totally honest, are better than the "real deal" Resse's cups. They have no sugar and yet are sweet and satisfying when you need a little pick me up- just pop one in for a little bit of heaven! Thanks to Amy Flory for sharing the idea with us, we are enjoying the goodness girl!!!

The Ground Flax seed gives them some texture and more nutty flavor!

1/2 cups peanut butter (use the natural kind, not Skippy)
5 TBSP ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 TBSP honey
1/2 cup chocolate, I use dark chocolate
** wax paper

Your peanut butter needs to be natural because of the consistency and it needs to be chilled (room temp will make it too runny). Add your flax seed, vanilla, and honey stirring it until well blended. You might have to refrigerate your peanut butter mixture if it is too gooey to roll into balls. Once it hardens, melt your chocolate, I used a double boiler (you could also use a glass bowl in the microwave, just watch it to know when it's done and be careful because the bowl might be hot). The using a tsp sized spoon, scoop and roll your peanut butter mixture and drop it into the chocolate, rolling it around with a spatula, then setting it on the wax paper to harden. I had my wax paper on a plate, then transferred the plate to the fridge for it to chill faster. Enjoy, these are delicious!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Oh, yum, yum, yum. Those look incredible. I think they might be the first thing I try this summer... can't wait for a Trader Joes run!!! Natural peanut butter here I come! I'm making a similar snack today, which my brother calls "dumpies". Peanut butter, oatmeal, cocoa, milk, sugar, take me away!