For the past year peanut butter has truly tasted and smelled like dog food to me.
I became smitten with almond butter and the thought of peanut butter barely crossed my mind, besides every single time I forked over $6-$10 per jar, half wishing my snooty taste buds didn’t mind the $2 hydrogenated Jif sitting next to it.
But lately I’ve been making my own peanut butter and it really doesn’t resemble dog food. This stuff is just it. Cinnamon, honey, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, sea salt and roasted peanuts. Whirllllllll.
So yeah if we’re talking paleo here, lately this stuff is my 20% of the 80/20 concept and I’m fine with that. I consider the 20% when I’m really living life. You know, drinking beers and scooping peanut butter straight from the jar.
Then I did something to make up for my paleo in-perfectionism and combined my peanut butter with bacon. Is there anything (no really, anything?) that’s not enhanced by bacon.
No-bake, honey-sweetened, bacon, peanut butter TRUFFLES.
Tell me that’s not living.
Bacon Peanut Butter Truffles
These no-bake truffles sweetened with just honey are easy to make, gluten and dairy free.
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (any variety should work, I used homemade)
- 1.5 Tbsp coconut flour (again, any flour could potentially work, amount may vary)
- 2 pieces of Bacon
- 3 squares Unsweetened Chocolate (or really any variety of chocolate chips you prefer)
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 1.5 Tbsp Coconut Oil, Solid
- Salt, Cinnamon, Vanilla
First fry your bacon until crispy and set aside.
Meanwhile combine peanut butter, coconut flour, a dash of honey, a pinch of salt (if your pb is unsalted), cinnamon and dash of vanilla. Mix well until the mixture is sticky and somewhat dry. Add more coconut flour if necessary.
Break the bacon into pieces and fold into the peanut butter.
Roll peanut butter mixture between your hands into 6-7 small balls. Place in freezer for about 20-30 minutes.
In a microwave or over a double broiler melt your chocolate and your coconut oil together. Stop and stir continuously and use a low power level if using a microwave as to not burn it. Add a healthy squeeze of honey and pinch of salt, taste, and adjust to your liking (should be a little bitter like dark chocolate). You could use semi sweet, milk, or dark chocolate chips as well if you prefer, and still add the coconut oil.
Remove peanut butter balls from the freezer and roll into melted chocolate until covered, tapping off the excess. Place back on the plate and put in the freezer. Can eat almost immediately or keep them frozen or refrigerated.
Do you go by the 80/20 concept? What’s typically part of your 20% or “cheat” meal?