Peanut Butter Joy Bites

Raw Fusion, Vegan, Gluten-Free

If you are someone who has loved many a candy bar, yet looking for healthier solutions, you are destined to adore this recipe!  Kind of cross between a Reese’s peanut butter cup, Almond Joy and those little Mister Goodbar squares that come in Hershey’s chocolate  Halloween assortment bars, these sinfully satisfying little bites are an unexpected taste sensation.  Especially considering how easy they are to make and how good they are for you compared to the processed and high-sugared alternatives.

Best of all, these nuggets of wonderfulness require no baking, have no flour or grains, no preservatives or processed sugar and are gluten free.  If you have a sensitivity to chocolate or caffeine, try making the ganache coating with carob powder.

This is a raw fusion dessert because peanut butter and roasted peanuts are not raw ingredients.  For the most part I have eliminated peanut butter from my diet but it’s something that I crave from time to time.  From a raw fusion perspective, we support fulfilling a craving occasionally (providing you are not allergic or seriously ill) so that feelings of deprivation don’t sabotage your good intentions to eat a mostly healthy, balanced diet.  Once I have my peanut butter fix every few months, I am more than happy to stick with my wonderful staple of raw almond butter, which is much less acidic to the body and not prone to the kinds of molds that peanut butters have (even the freshest, most organic ones are susceptible to the aflatoxin mold).

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