Peanut Butter Carob Balls

Peanut Butter Carob Balls

If you are looking for a healthy but decadent tasting treat, these carob balls are just the thing to make and take very little time to prepare besides. They are rather like a truffle, only denser as these little balls of bliss are made with peanut butter, honey and carob powder. Naturally sweeter than chocolate or cocoa, carob powder is made from the roasted and ground pods of a tree native to the Mediterranean region commonly known as the carob tree. Though carob is a member of the legume family, I'm not sure if the benefits of carob are any holier than the virtues of good quality dark chocolate or cocoa … but I do know I always lament the passing of the last carob delight of the batch.

Peanut Butter Carob BallsPeanut Butter Carob Balls
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Published on April 20, 2008

Simple, delicious, wholesome and guilt-free peanut butter and carob balls made with natural peanut butter and sweetened with raw honey

Preparation: 10 minutes

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  • 1 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup raw honey (or maple syrup or other liquid sweetener)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened carob powder
  • a few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup rice flour for dusting
  • Mix all the ingredients except the rice flour in a medium bowl until well combined. Shape into small 1-inch balls, dust with rice flour, and chill until firm.

Makes approximately 20 balls

Peanut Butter Carob Balls


Anonymous said...

Will try these, for sure. To put it lightly, I usually HATE carob. And, it would be nice if that could change... And these sound very promising. So perhaps there is hope...

indosungod said...

oh yum! peanut butter laddus look delicious, carob powder have to learn about that.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

I haven't used carob before, but I suppose if I wanted to use up my store cupboard ingredients, I could use cocoa powder instead.

test it comm said...

Those look good! I will have to look for some carob to try!

Anonymous said...

Dee-lish! I do a version of these with almond butter and cocoa. . .but I do enjoy carob, so I think these would make a lovely alternate!

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Johanna GGG said...

these look fantastic - i have tried ricki's version with cashew and cocoa and agave which makes me agree with others that this might be a good way to learn to love carob (but still not sure about it)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

My mom was way before her time. Even in the 60's she was buying carob chocolate bars and sesame snaps for snacks:D

Lisa Turner said...


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TBC said...

I've never heard of carob before. I'm going to google it now...
They do look a lot like truffles.

And you made pancakes too!:-)

Chef Erik said...

I'm sure this came out great. I love carob! Now I have a new recipe, thanks!

Unknown said...

Perfect. I made these for my kids in the 80s and 90s, but couldn’t remember the ratios. Your recipe was spot-on making a slightly sweet ball with the texture of well-squeezed Play-doh.
I made these for a camping trip in lieu of peanut butter choc chip Laura Bars.
Some tips: I flick some water onto the carob powder to try to keep the puffing into the air minimal;
Rolled them in Jif brand peanut butter POWDER;
I used a tsp to measure them.
Carob has its own flavor which is naturally sweeter than cocoa powder, and sometimes I —GASP— prefer it to chocolate

Anonymous said...

I don't have rice flour here... is there something else I can use instead?

Lisa Turner said...

You could use anything you like for coating the balls. The rice flour is only for dusting, so consider protein powder, cocoa, hemp seeds or anything else that might suit your fancy. In fact, you don't even need to dust them with anything, as they are tasty just as is. Hope you enjoy these little bites if you give them a try.