Hello from Park City, Utah!!!
Yep! I’m coming atcha from out west, where I’m at the Sundance Film Festival! I’ll be seeing some movies, spending quality time with my family, eating some delicious food, and best of all, going skiing!
Skiing is one of my all time favorite activities. All time. Not snow boarding. Not snow shoeing, or tubing. Good old, down hill, alpine skiing.
And I’ve been doing it since I was 5, so …not to brag buuuut… homegirl can ski a little bit.
Anywho – skiing takes a lot out of you. You’ve got to have lots of energy to last from the first tracks on the corduroy at 9am, all the way until the bowls close at 3:30 pm!
SO, one of the first things I do when I get to our ski place is make these uh-mazing energy bite cookies.
Now here, here…don’t let their humble appearance deceive you, dear friends.
They are hands down, one of my TOP THREE desserts ever. They’re always requested for picnics, potlucks, Bachelor girls’ nights.
And just what are they, you ask?
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY BITES!
They’re poppable, they’re delicious, they pack a punch in the nutrition department, and best of all — they’re SO EASY TO MAKE!
I would suggest tripling or quadrupling the batch you’re planning to make, because trust me, these are a fan favorite. And your ski buddies will be gobbling these up just as fast as you can say FRESH POWDER!
They’re SOOOO good. I’m going to be totally honest — I have a hard time not eating the entire batch at a time!
But oh my gosh, I cannot say enough good things about these! PB&J’s were a staple in my house growing up. And these taste like peanut butter cookie dough with a kiss of sweet strawberry goodness!
And they’re…get ready… Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Specific Carb Diet friendly and Paleo!
Here’s What you Need: (Serves 2-3)…or one 😛
1/4 cup freeze dried strawberries
4 Tbsp peanut butter
24 almonds, whole
8 almonds, halved
Good Chef’s Knife (This is the one I use and LOVE)
This recipe couldn’t be simpler! Throw the dates, strawberries and peanut butter into the food processor, and process until it resembles sand. Scrape the sides and the bottom, and process for another few seconds.
Then, add the 24 whole almonds, and pulse it about 4-5 times, so that they are still in big pieces. then, stir in the almond halves.
Take about 1-2 Tbsp of the dough, and form balls. It will make about 8 bites. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (They’re best chilled.)
Holy. Cow. These are INCREDIBLE! They’re like the inside of those “PB&J Uncrustables.” Not that I’ve ever had one of those, but this is how I imagine they’d taste 🙂
They’re stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth delicious! And the texture is out of this world! They’re sticky and chewy, but there are unexpected crunchy bits from the almonds!
I’m making another quadruple batch of these tonight….because they’re already gone!!!
See ya tomorrow, and happy cooking!
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72 responses to “Peanut Butter & Jelly Bites”
Yikes, LOL those Pictures make me hungry!!
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Haha thank you so much Kristi Ann!! Yes! Hugs and love xox
I’m always amused at the sound of peanut butter and jam (jelly is totally different here 😂😏) you Americans have a strange taste in food 😂 it tried snowing here (unsuccessfully 😢) how good at skiing are you and what on god’s earth is snow tubing?
Hahah oh gosh – yeah I am completely in the dark on that one. I will say this: strawberry jam is way better than grape! Haha I’ve been skiing since I was five!!
Gosh that is a long time 😂 (not saying you are old or anything 🙈) I love Americans reaction to British food especially a specific type of meatball 🙈
Hahah yeah a long time!!
They looketh delicious.
Thank you so much JB! Hugs and love xox
You are very graciously welcome so much BBB. Hugs and love back.
You are welcometh.
Have fun up there, be safe! 😎
Thanks so much John!! I definitely will! Hugs and love xox
thank you so much Glenn!! hugs xox
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Awesome, I didn’t know you ski! Cool! Your snacks look awesome as always too! Enjoy the slopes! God bless! P.S. I was on bottomlesscoffee007’s podcast yesterday and I gave you a shout out! 🤗
Thank Ryan! Oh yes…i am an avid skiier! thanks so much 🙂 oh my gosh you’re kidding! THANK YOU for that! i am so honored! I’ll have to take a listen 🙂 hugs xox
can you mail some to me? 🙂
Hahah you got it!
I’m allergic to peanuts but I’m so going to try this with wow butter ( soy based) and see if it will work !
Oooh yes! That sounds like an awesome alternative! Almonds or cashews work well! Or for an extra decadent treat —- pecans!!!🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
Ooh I’ll give that a try !
Let me know how it goes!! 🤗
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Thanks Tonya for the link up! Hugs and love xox
In West Africa, snow is alien to us so I can’t relate to the skiing part.😁
Today’s recipe looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much! Oh wow – yeah bit of a different climate there! Haha Hugs and love xox
You are welcome.🤗🤗🤗
Ski like a girl!! Beautiful photos of the ski days! Love them ❤️
Thank you so much!! Oh i just LOVE to ski. The mountains are my happy place 🙂 thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Wow. Loved this piece. And besides the Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites (that I can actually eat) please, please, please let me (us) know about any fantastic movies you see at Sundance,
Thanks friend! Sure thing! I certainly will. Hugs and love xox
These look AMAZING! Have fun at the festival. 😊
thank you so much! they were delicious! hugs xox
The pb&j bites look great. But how does one get to Sundance Film Festival? Can we talk about that???
Thanks so much Lindsay! It’s open to the public!! 🙌🏼 Hugs and love xox
You and your Recipes are what bring out my sin. I have to watch what I partake to stay alive and you give me treats to tempt me. I love it!!!! You give me the strength to perform my tasks to better health.
Haha oh gosh I’m sorry!! 😬😬😬 Health is really something to celebrate! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
All in fun. XOXO
I was in Park City Utah last year in May! It was my first time in Utah. I had the best time EVER! Such a beautiful place! But I can’t ski though, lol! Those bites look delicious and this is something else I can actually make 😁😁. Thank you so much for sharing my friend🌞🌞
Thanks so much Lane! Oh fun! I absolutely love it out here. Sooo beautiful. Hugs and love xox
Oh my goodness I need to make these STAT! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!!
Thanks so much friend! Yes! Hope you do – they’re super easy and delicious! Hugs and love xox
You’re welcome!! I can’t wait to get to Trader Joe’s to grab some ingredients!💕🙏🏻
Yes! Hugs and love xox
These look delicious! But they may not very helpful to those of us who are dieting post-Christmas holidays! Ah what the heck, live a little, right? And they look perfect as little energy bites for my pickleball sessions. Thanks for sharing …
Thanks so much friend! Haha yes!! Hugs and love xox
Thanks for the recipe, looks so yummy! I’m going to try it with cashew butter.
My kids and I just discovered how much we love to ski! 😀 I had no idea what we were missing. SO MUCH FUN! Enjoy! xo – c
Thank you so much Carrie! Ooh let me know how the cashew butter works! Hugs and love xox
If you are at Deer Valley and want to meet my son and daughter in law (your ageish) head over the the ski school and ask for CJ and/or Lauren Pollock 🙂
Oh how fun! Thanks Chrissie! Gosh they have a fun job! Hugs and love xox
These look yummy! I will definitely give them a try.
Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
Sounds simple. Looks like a great treat!
Simple yet delicious! Thanks 💛Hugs and love xox
Thanks friend. Hugs and love xox
Those look awesome!
I’ve only been skiing once, when I was a senior in high school. It wasn’t the most fun trip, so I want to try it again at some point!
Thanks Laura! Oh yes! Try again!! Hugs and love xox
I am a peanut butter fanatic! Definitely on my list of “Must Try” 🙂
Awesome! Me too! Hugs and love xox
Looks good. I should be able to make it one day.
Thanks so much Edgar! Hugs and love xox