Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Bites


These are so delicious and really easy to make!  I’ve made them before with cane sugar and they were really crumbly.  But using dextrose seems to have softened them up a bit.  Be careful though–they’re addicting.  In the time it took me to write this I’ve eaten about six.
Also, if you’re going through your Elimination Diet only have 3-5 per day because too many peanuts can cause gas and bloating.


  • 1 cup of peanut butter (use one made of 100% peanuts)
  • 1 cup of dextrose
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Chocolate chips (optional based on tolerance)


Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together the dextrose, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  Add in the peanut butter and mix until a dough-like texture forms and then mix in the egg.
Roll them into balls slightly larger than a marble and place them on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart (they will expand!).
Using a fork, press down with a light pressure on each peanut butter ball, and then press lightly going the other way, so a criss-cross pattern forms.  Place them in the oven for 7-9 minutes.
Let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes (press chocolate chips in at this stage if you’re using them) and then transfer them to some wax paper, or just eat them right away like I do.

Elimination Diet safe: Yes! (without chocolate chips, and don’t eat too many)

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