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Peanut Butter Babies

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These healthy treats taste like eating peanut butter cookie dough!

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(Above, chocolate peanut butter babies)

Peanut Butter Babies
(Makes 120 grams, which is a tiny bit more than the size of two Larabars)

  • 1/4 cup roasted, salted peanuts (30g) (I use roasted-unsalted, and I add about 1/8 tsp plus 1/16th tsp salt.)
  • scant 2/3c dates (80g) (I use SunMaid, because they’re super-soft.)
  • 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: chocolate chips or cocoa powder

Blend the ingredients in your food processor (I used a Magic Bullet short cup).  Smush into bars, roll into balls, or use cookie cutters!  These peanut butter fudge baby bars taste divine warmed up a little in the microwave.  Oh who am I kidding?  They taste divine ANY way you choose to eat them.

Pb’s brothers and sisters:

  1. Add dried banana for Elvis Babies
  2. Dip in chocolate for Buckeye Babies
  3. Other dried fruit for Pb&J Babies
  4. Add chocolate chips or cocoa for Chocolate PB Babies

Click to see all of my Homemade Larabar Recipes.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. jess says:

    OMG those sound AMAZING!!!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

  2. Abby says:

    so easy!! NEED to make these.. they actually look just like larabars (only cheaper!!) 🙂

  3. YES YES YES PB babies are the new fudge babies. I know you probably love all tus bebes equally, but I’m a PB over choc chica anyday 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than fudge babies…

  5. Jenny says:

    oh, pooks – if you ever need be to babysit you’re babies don’t hesitate to ask.. and if one happens to go missing, well, it wasn’t me 😉

  6. Katie says:

    Great idea! You could save tons on Larabars!

  7. Maria says:

    Oh my goodness, peanut butter cookie dough??? Yes please 😀 Love how yours is perfectly shaped!

  8. kyko says:

    How about add some instant coffee and make MOCHA BABIES?!

  9. Great! They looks scrumptious 🙂

  10. Oh hell Katie – you’re killing me with all this baby love. Must make almond butter babies. Yeah.

  11. Laura E says:

    Oh wow! I need to try these asap! Would you mind telling me what 90 grams of dates is in cups and what 30 grams of peanuts is also?

  12. sisrocks1996 says:

    How are you and your green beau doing today? Frankie and I are already talking about taking up residence in his castle 😉 Your oatmeal ideas actually make me think one day I could like oats!

  13. Steph says:

    there are no words besides YUM!

  14. Emily says:

    I’m liking the Buckeye (go Bucks!) baby idea. 🙂 I’m glad you put the link for date advice in your post. I wasn’t sure what kind to buy. I feel like these = good study snack, muahaha.

  15. BroccoliHut says:

    Considering how much I love cookie dough ice cream, this recipe sounds fab. Oh wait–I just got an amazing idea! How about Peanut Butter Babies mixed into some vegan IC?!

  16. *Andrea* says:

    ummmm you = genius!!!!!!!

  17. Jenna @ RunEatRide says:

    HOLY YUM! Just looking at that post makes me want to jump through my screen & steal that. Amazing mind for recipes you have my dear. 😉

  18. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says:

    I love this action Katie…wow soooo delish looking! I don’t cook (un-cook) with salted nuts very often b/c I have no idea why?! LOL but the PB cookie dough… you had me right there 🙂

    I posted once when I first first started my blog about making homemade larabars. My ratio was 1/2c dates to 1/3 c nuts. So your ratio of 3 to 1 dates to nuts would just make things so much more chewy and delish!

    Thanks for your touching email, I love you girl 🙂
    Enjoy your night and thank you again…for everything 🙂
    xoxoox

  19. Eliza says:

    so delicious!! love all your ideas Katie! the options are endless with these little fudge babies! 🙂 and perfect for holloween, you should make scary shapes out of them 😉 haha

    love you girly
    xx
    Eliza

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