An Unprocessed Recipe: Peanut Butter & Jelly Bites

Thanks to everyone who has left comments and entered the Unprocessed giveaway!  Remember, keep commenting! The more times you comment, the better your chance to win.  And let me tell you, the winner is really going to love this book.  Now, if you don’t win, you can still get your hands on a copy of this book over at Chef AJ’s site.  Get one for yourself and buy some to pass along to those people in your life who could use a little encouragement to eat and get healthy.

As promised, here’s a sneak peak inside the pages of Unprocessed.  These are super easy and super delicious and they are my new post-workout treat:

In the bowl of a food processor,  grind 2 cups of unsalted peanuts into a fine powder…

Unsalted Peanuts

Then add 1 cup pitted dates and 1 cup dried, tart cherries…


Dried Cherries

process until a ball forms…and then add in the vanilla and process again.

Vanilla Extract

I patted the mixture into a 9″x9″ pan lined with parchment paper, but you could also form these into balls.  Keep in the refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy of Chef AJ.  Coming up in future posts I’ve got food porn photos of: Portabella Mushroom Stroganoff, Sweet Potato Nachos, Berried Treasures with Macadamia Nut Creme, Kung Pau Tofu, Ginger Slaw and Nutrient Rich Black Bean Soup.

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Peanut Butter Bites Bars

The Deets
Title: Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight
Author: Chef AJ (aka Abbie Jaye) with Glen Merzer
Publication Date: 2011
Page Length: 178 pages including 100+ recipes
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Hale to the Kale Publishing

31 thoughts on “An Unprocessed Recipe: Peanut Butter & Jelly Bites

  1. Somer

    Um, why haven’t I made those yet? Or some of the other recipes you are going to feature? I thought I’d made most everything out of that book 🙂 YUM!

  2. Richgail Enriquez

    Yum this would be delicious with tea. Couldn’t wait to make this one. I’m looking forward to hear more about the recipes you’ve tried from this book particularly the savory ones. Salt is my weakness apparently.

  3. tinykitchenstories

    This one sounds salty and sweet at the same time, which is a definite weakness of mine! I have a surplus of dried cherries at the moment, and I think there’s some peanuts up in the cupboard too….hmmmm. These look like they’ll be good on the plane on Sunday! And I don’t have turn on the oven! Result! 🙂

  4. cmb0096

    Your photos are always so lovely–I am not a huge fan of peanuts, but this post has me wanting them now! I would love to see the recipe (or some details about) for the Portabella Mushroom Stroganoff! That sounds fantastic.


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