One of my favorite places to shop is Amazon. We have a Prime membership, so everything we buy is 2nd day free shipping. I have bought a treadmill, TV, wine fridge, baby stuff, food, cake decorating supplies, toiletries, books, kindles, music, movies, running/workout gear and home goods. The prices are good and I don’t have to leave the house, which is a huge plus for me.
Last night, the UPS lady delivered 2 huge boxes of diapers, face lotion and two jars of PB2 (peanut butter powder) from Amazon. You’re probably wondering why I’m explaining my love for Amazon, well, it’s because you can find things like PB2 without having to drive all over town. And this stuff is amazing.
PB2 is powder peanut butter that has 85% less fat calories than traditional peanut butter. The ingredients are roasted peanuts, sugar and salt. The chocolate peanut butter powder has the same ingredients as well as cocoa powder.
The regular peanut butter has 45 calories, 1.5 gm of total fat, 5 gm of total carbs and 5 gm of protein in a 2 Tbs serving size. The chocolate peanut butter is the same except it has 1 gm of total fat, 6 gm total carbs and 4 gm of protein.
I spent about $4 for each jar, ya kind of expensive. I definitely won’t use this peanut butter to make the kids sandwiches, mainly because they need the fat. I’m planning to only use PB2 in protein drinks, oatmeal, small amount in certain recipes and banana soft serve.
Earlier today, I made two delicious energy ball recipes. I’m always trying to find tasty recipes to make for my family and I think I finally found a winner. The energy balls are similar to a homemade larabar recipe.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Balls (adapted from chocolate covered katie)
- 1/4 c and 3 Tbs raisins
- 1/4 c peanut butter
- ~1/8 tsp salt
- 2 Tbs PB2 with premium chocolate (if you don’t have PB2 try 1 Tbs peanuts and 1 Tbs cocoa powder or 1 1/2 Tbs peanuts 1/2 Tbs cocoa powder. I haven’t tried this substitution, but it should work.)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
Pulse all of the ingredients in a food processor. Once mixed, form into balls and store in the refrigerator. I didn’t weigh the balls, so I don’t know how many servings I made. The kids and I started eating them straight from the food processor. They are absolutely delicious and my kids loved them.
I’m planning to make another batch this weekend when my chocolate protein powder arrives. I’ll let you know how it works out.
I have a Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Energy Ball recipe to share with you soon. It is out of this world tasty.
Are you a fan of Amazon?
Have you ever made homemade larabars? I’m always looking for new recipes.