Incorporating our local Desert Flower honey harvested in Phoenix into a sweet snack makes these peanut butter treats a simple no-bake option for the hotter weather that is quickly approaching. While other parts of the country are relishing the warmer weather, we Arizonans try to stay away from anything that will heat our homes. Since these small bites are not baked, not only do we keep our kitchen cooler, but the benefits from our local raw honey remain.
Desert Flower Honey Peanut Butter Bites
- 2½ cups dry milk (or non-dairy powder)
- 1½ cups peanut butter (I used PB Americano)
- ¾ cup Desert Flower Honey
- chocolate chips, optional
- Place the dry milk into a bowl.
- Add the peanut butter to the dry milk and mix thoroughly. I found that using a spatula was the easiest way to mix, because then I could scrape the edges of the bowl.
- Add your honey (and chocolate chips, if using) mixing to incorporate all the ingredients.
- Once the ingredients start sticking together, use one hand to hold the bowl and the other to knead the dough.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out a tablespoon of the dough and roll in the palms of your hands until smooth. (If the dough breaks apart, just press together and re-roll into a ball. Refrigerate the balls until ready to eat.)
Alternately, spread the dough flat with your hands (not rolling pin) and cut into 1- to 2-inch squares. Freeze.
From our customer, Julie
(Adapted from United Airlines,
Hemispheres Magazine, July 2012)