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)