A couple weeks ago, SunButter sent me their new product, SunButter Natural No-Stir Creamy. Okay, that was the full disclosure part of this post. I received these goods for free! But I am no stranger to SunButter, I’ve been using it for almost 10 years, ever since my son Lennon was diagnosed with multiple food allergies in January 2002. We LOVE SunButter in my house.
I was going to bake a batch of SunButter cookies with the sample they sent me, but when I went to do so, I discovered that somebody had already eaten most of the jar! I guess that kind of says it all for my review. It got eaten before I could even get to it. That’s how good the new SunButter Natural No-Stir Creamy is.
It’s smooth, and creamy, and has no separation, which is the one thing that always bothered me about SunButter. Well, no more! I suspect this will also help extend the shelf life of SunButter, reducing the chances of rancidity, though I’m no scientist. At any rate, it keeps the flavor profile at delicious.
In lieu of the cookies I was going to bake, I decided to dig out one of my old favorites, from my first cookbook, The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook. The following recipe is an adaptation of my recipe for “Pumpkin Seed Butter Honey Balls” (phew that’s a mouthful!). I hope you enjoy it as much as my kids and husband do. (note: my husband steals these if I don’t hide them well)
SunButter Honey Balls
This is an easy no-bake snack. I have fond memories of making peanut butter honey balls with my mother after school. So here’s my allergy-free version of that childhood treat. To make them vegan, use agave nectar in place of honey.
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Creamy SunButter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup “Better Than Milk” rice powder, original
- 1/2 cup crushed gf Oat O’s cereal, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- Cream SunButter and honey, then add “Better Than Milk” powder, and crushed Oat O’s cereal in a large bowl. Scoop out into Tablespoon-sized balls (I use a 1-Tablespoon cookie scoop). Use hands to mold into smooth balls. Roll balls in coconut. Chill 2 hours.
Recipe reprinted with permission from The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook Copyright © 2005, 2009 by Cybele Pascal, Vital Health, and Square One Publishers
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