Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Finally, a sweet snack you can give your children with a clear conscience! Children and adults both love this delicious and healthy treat. You can also shape the mixture into balls before rolling into the coconut.
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder (more as needed)
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons honey
- shredded coconut (optional)
- Blend peanut butter and honey.
- Work in as much of the dry milk as you need to make the mixture easy to handle and fairly stiff.
- Pick up the mixture and knead in raisins, distributing them evenly throughout.
- Roll this into a 1 inch thick, 10 inch long log.
- Roll the log in coconut.
- Chill several hours.
- To serve, slice into rounds.
- Store in the refrigerator.
I really wasn't all that excited about this. It was a pain to make and wouldn't slice. The milk powder refused to mix in properly. I also didn't like how it tasted. Only one of my 2 children ate it (the one who will eat anything).
evewitch must have used WAY too much of the powdered milk in this recipe. Different peanut butters have different levels of moisture, and that is the reason that Step 2 says: "Work in as much of the dry milk as you need to make the mixture easy to handle and fairly stiff."... This recipe really is a wonderful sweet treat if directions are followed correctly. It has been one of my personal favorites since college, and I'd hate for anyone to pass this recipe off because of one bad review. In spite of the thumbs-down review, I'm glad evewitch brought this up so that I can further stress this particular step. By the way, I just now looked back in my old recipe file, and tracked down the source of the original recipe. In case you are curious, it's from a vegetarian cookbook, called "Recipes for a Small Planet."
I remember my mom and I making these when I was little. I think we ommitted the optional coconut, but used sunflower seeds for a nice little crunch. Thanks for posting. I couldn't remember how we made these, but now that I have this recipe, I'll have to try it again.