In my search for new awesome Halloween traditions, I remembered that my mom use to make some tasty potato & peanut butter candy and I thought those might pass the test of “healthy home-made candy”. Well, they didn’t! First ingredient on the list was 2lbs of icing sugar. 2lbs!!! For a recipe that only yields 20 candies. No wonder I was such a hyper kid! After laughing so much with my mom about our diverging point of view on sugar, I decided I was going to revamp that recipe, gangnam style.
So here is it, the recipe that is healthy and sweet, according to the sugar police.
Raw Peanut Butter Rolls
Prep time: 30 minutes Cooling time: 1hr Servings: About 20 rolls
1/3 cup yams puree room temperature2 cup Raw Almonds (Not roasted)
3/4 cup Organic Sucanat (Fair trade is always better)
Half Vanilla Bean
1/2 cup Natural Peanut butter
Boil the yams in hot water for about 15 minutes. Drain and let cool before processing it in a blender until you get a very smooth texture. In the meantime, blend the almonds to a powder, using a food processor. Mix yam puree, sugar, grounded almonds and vanilla bean (The vanilla bean has to be sliced lengthwise to extract the vanilla seeds). Keep mixing until the dough is really smooth and sticky (you can use a hand mixer on low if you have one). On parchment paper, stretch the dough to a 10x16 rectangle using a rolling pin. Evenly spread the almond butter on top and roll the whole thing. Place in the fridge for one hour. Cut the roll in slices of about ½ inch each. You’re done!