During popular floral holidays at the talented O’Fallon’s Fine Flowers, it was common for the staff to bring in snacks for those long designing days. One of the healthy recipes my daughter brought in was peanut butter balls with honey from the Super Healthy Kids website. Lately, I have been trying to find ways to eat honey because of its healing properties. These peanut butter and honey snack bites are a perfect solution to get a dose of healing honey.
Truth be told, I am not a fan of the flavor honey, but my husband convinced me to try peanut butter and honey together. At first I ate the combination on a saltine cracker—not too bad. However, I did not want to get in the habit of eating refined flour. Thankfully, I remembered the peanut butter balls my daughter made, and I whipped up my own combination with the ingredients I had on hand. With all the wholesome ingredients, this flavor is a winner!
A friend of my son recently sent me a beautiful gift box of Y.S. Eco Bee Farm honey. These are the two honeys I combined for the Peanut Butter and Honey Snack Bites. Really delicious!
Honey has many healing benefits topically and internally. Besides being known for its antibiotic effect, such as taking honey for sore throats…
“Honey, in its organic/wild, raw, unfiltered state is rich in minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, enzymes, and is one of the highest-vibration foods (valuable nutrients that provide energy) on the planet….The medicinal benefits of honey are due to honey’s antibacterial properties and its moisture-retaining properties. Side effects: None….Some types of Lehua and Noni honeys from Hawaii, Manuka honeys from New Zealand rainforests, and Sidr honeys from Yemen have been shown to have antifungal, antibiotic, and antiviral effects.”¹
“Not all honey labeled as Manuka honey contains significant levels of antibacterial factors. To be considered potent enough to be therapeutic, Manuka honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF.”²
Hope you enjoy the flavor and health benefits of these snack bites.
Peanut Butter and Honey Snack Bites
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups oats
– Blend together: peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
– Add coconut and oats—evenly mix together.
– Using 1 tablespoon measurements, roll into balls and place on a baking sheet.
– Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.
– I used 1/4 cup Manuka honey mixed with 1/4 cup raw honey.
– Solid honeys need a minimum of 30 minutes refrigeration. Liquid honeys need a minimum of 60 minutes refrigeration.
¹Superfoods, The Food and Medicine of the Future, David Wolfe, pgs 87-89, 2009©
²Manuka Honey, WebMD, 2005-2015©