Today was a beautiful sunny day in Seattle, so my husband and I drove to a farm to go apple picking.  We didn’t go too crazy since there’s just the two of us and I don’t have time for a big canning project right now, but we’ve still got more apples than we usually would in the house!

This recipe is a creative way to use a couple of apples, and it tastes like a naturally sweet dessert.  It’s a good one to make with children, just be mindful of the food processor blade!

Apple Peanut Butter Balls

  • One large apple or two smaller ones
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup raisins or other dried fruit
  • ¼ cup raw almonds or other nuts
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Place coconut in a bowl and set aside.  Place all ingredients except for coconut in your food processor.  Blend until the mixture sticks together and looks like it’s starting to roll itself into a ball.

Scoop out Tablespoon-sized chunks of the mixture and roll into a ball with clean hands.  Next roll the ball in coconut.  Repeat until the mixture is gone, and then refrigerate apple balls until firm (about an hour).  Enjoy!

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