It’s not an unlikely that Saturday morning I’ll wake up and want to play with balls. I highly recommend it–it’s a relaxing way to start your morning. The methodical repetition, working your fingers to loosen your, until then, stiff joints, cupping slighty to shape but not disfigure those salty-sweet treats. I can’t help it, but a slight smile plays on my lips, knowing that when Tom wakes up, he’s going to be very happy. And soon enough, very satisfied. He loves peanut butter.
These are probably the easiest thing in the world to make. Just FOUR ingredients. I seriously threw these together in the time it took Parker to get tired of coloring on newspaper taped to the ground and move on the the fridge. (That is, not very long at all.) They are quite sweet, so I made a few (optional) modifications, as you can see up there. They would be perfect for a game night, as you can leave them out and let people pick. This is where I would ideally serve them, but my friends are all 21 and think that game night is lame. I apparently am just very, very old. (I’m telling you people, getting wasted and trying to mold Mount Rushmore out of purple clay or humming 99 Luftballons without laughing is FUN. And you can do it in your pajamas. Though I suppose lingerie is pretty much what I’d wear if I was going out anyway…)
Milk and Honey Peanut Butter Balls
from The Kitchn
1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter (the kind you DON’T normally bake/cook with)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup malted milk powder
good pinch of salt
Put everything in a bowl. Mix it up. Make balls. TA-DA!
If you’re like me and like to make life more complicated than it really is, roll in good, dark cocoa powder. Or even better (and easier), sprinkle with good sea salt. I used Hawaiian sea salt because that’s what I had on hand, but Maldon or fleur de sel or whatever fancy pants form of dehydrated sea water you might have would be fine.