I can’t take any credit for this flavor combination. The other night we were eating dinner – Thai lettuce wraps with a coconut milk, peanut butter, lime sauce – when the boys in my life started waxing poetic about how they could drink the sauce and how much it tastes like candy. And, why in the world isn’t there a peanut butter coconut candy? And the brainstorming began.
Now, among the small fry contingent in the house (my son and his buddy who “doesn’t like coconut”) consensus is that these might not live up to the imagined deliciousness. But, I like them. Perhaps you will, too. And they couldn’t be simpler to throw together.
Thai-Inspired Truffle Treats
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/4 cup palm sugar
1 T. lime juice
1/2 cup dried, shredded, unsweetened coconut (plus more for rolling)
2 T. thick coconut milk
Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and blend until a dough forms. Form into small balls. Roll in additional shredded coconut. Eat. Makes about 16.