Peanut Butter Coconut Balls

I've read a lot of cookbooks and The Forest Feast is the most beautiful one I've ever seen! I'm a visual person and if a cookbook doesn't have pictures for every recipe, I can't make the recipe. Erin, the author, lives in a cabin in the California woods and used that as inspiration for all her photos. The vibrant colored recipes are shot on slabs of wood and look more like an oversized art book rather than a cookbook. The layout and presentation are not your typical cookbook, for instance, there are no white page backgrounds. It's a vegetarian cookbook but Erin describes her cooking style as very simple and so her recipes require few ingredients and there's little directions in the book. It's more an eye candy coffee table book with whimsical sketches. Expect lots of creative ways to use vegetables and many of the recipes are seasonal. While it's the most beautiful book I've ever seen, the recipes are more geared for party planning as there are no entrees. But I found these balls really delicious, they're the perfect sweet treat! I stored mine in the freezer.


  • ½ cup peanut butter, softened
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • 1 TB raw honey
  • 10 pitted dates, soaked

  • Directions: 

    Mix all the ingredients in a food processor and form into balls. 

    Nutritional Analysis:
    12 servings
    105 calories, 6g sugar, 3g protein

    Recipe source: The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson

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    1. Like you, I am so visual...I need to see a recipe before I even think of making it. These look healthy and tasty...two things that don't always go hand in hand!

    2. i LOVE easy recipes, especially ones like this that sound so delish!

      Simply Shaunacey