It’s always fun to get a package in the mail. It’s even more fun when you don’t know what’s going to be in the package.
As you probably know, I am a member of Peanut Butter & Co’s Yum Squad, so I get to participate in fun challenges to create amazing treats. This particular challenge was extra special and exciting since it was a #MysteryIngredient challenge. It’s to celebrate National Peanut Butter month and showcase how versatile peanut butter is.
When I opened the box, I saw a giant bottle of Sriracha. At first I was a bit panicked. I mean when I think of peanut butter, I think of sweet … not spicy. But I remained undeterred.
It would have been easy to create a spicy peanut noodle dish, but I wanted to think outside of the box. It took some time, but I decided on Spicy Energy Bites.
Not only are these little bites gluten free, healthy, and vegan, but they also pack a major nutritional and spicy punch. Seriously you look at them and think they’re innocent little treats. Oh, no, these things are fierce … just like me 🙂
I paired the Sriracha with not only the peanut butter, but also carob powder to add another, complementary assertive flavor and some maple syrup as a balancing sweetener.
Everyone loved these Bites. I wasn’t sure what people would think but the sweet, spicy flavors were really well received. I know that you will love these easy to make, no bake treats! Make up a batch to celebrate National Peanut Butter Month!!!
And to enhance the celebration, Peanut Butter & Co has been kind enough to offer a giveaway of two jars of Mighty Maple peanut butter!
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IMPORTANT: This giveaway is open to residents of the US only.
The giveaway ends Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 11:59 pm EST.
The winner will be chosen via the Random Number Generator on random.org. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
As a member of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Yum Squad food blogger club, I received product and the giveaway in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.
2 cups quick cooking oats
½ cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup Mighty Maple peanut butter
½ cup carob powder
¼ cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons Sriracha
2-4 tablespoons water
In a medium bowl, stir together oats, coconut, peanut butter, carob powder, maple syrup, and Sriracha. Add water as needed until dough comes together.
Take tablespoon sized portions of mixture and form it into a ball. Continue until all the dough is used.
Store bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.