29 Reviews

Is this really an African food?

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TheAwesomeMike12 June 04, 2015

Rolled some in coconut and some in sesame seeds as others suggested. Both were good. The other candy pictured in my photo is date balls that were rolled in cocoa powder.

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berry271 January 10, 2014

A sweet treat that is quick and easy to make. My aunt used to make these with powdered milk so I decided to try the toasted wheat germ and must say it was thoroughly enjoyed. Made this recipe as written although it did take a little more than 1/2 cup coconut for rolling all the balls. Thanks for the post.

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Debbwl June 07, 2011

So easy! I actually used oats instead of the milk or wheat germ, then rolled in coconut. I think I'd use a bit less honey next time but that's just me -- everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing!

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SAHS January 24, 2011

The kids really liked these and would have ate all of them, if I did not limit them. I used half powdered milk and half toasted wheat germ when I made these. I had written the recipe down on paper, so when I started gathering the ingredients, I wondered why I did not write down sesame seeds. The answer is because it did not call for them. But then I researched sesame seed and found the following info...majority of the wild species of the genus Sesamum (sesame seed) are native to sub-saharan Africa. So I decided to roll the other half of these candies in sesame seed. I think I like the ones it the rolled in the seeds the best. Made for *ZWT 6* I'm on Team *Ya Ya Cookerhood*

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Charlotte J June 16, 2010

What else can be said but yum! I also used chunky style peanut butter. We made half rolled in coconut, and half rolled in toasted sunflower seeds.

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strawberrybird June 14, 2010

These were good but I think they would have been better with less powder milk in them. I am going to try making again but with only 1/2 cup next time. Made for ZWT 4

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Nasseh June 30, 2008

Great!!! I used chunky style peanut butter and the powdered milk. Can't believe how sweet it is without sugar!!! Made for ZWT4.

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Charmie777 June 30, 2008

WOW! I am impressed. I used toasted wheat germ to make my candy and I could have eaten them all. Excellent flavor and good for you too. Made for ZWT4.

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mary winecoff June 29, 2008

Yummy! I used Smucker's Natural PB and tried both powdered milk and raw wheat germ to see if I liked one better. They are about the same, but the milk might have a slight edge over the raw wheat germ. I used unsweetened coconut. Next time, I'll use a big wooden spoon instead of a metal serving spoon so I can mix up a really stiff dough as mine today were a little mushy. Still tasty! Thanks! Reviewed for ZWT4.

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mliss29 June 27, 2008
African Peanut Butter Candy