i think i've saved the best for last.
today's Christmas treat: peanut butter balls with banana and coconut, rolled in coconut sprinkles, and frozen. i present to you: dirty snowballs.
grant and i knew we wanted peanut butter balls with coconut this year. i created the coconut sprinkles, but adding the banana was his stroke of genius. you have to try this flavor combination to believe it. then, and only then, will you understand why i keep digging into my freezer.
2 cups coconut sprinkles*, divided
roughly 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 ripe banana
a few tablespoons shredded coconut (for rolling)
prepare coconut sprinkles. *see recipe here. to a medium bowl, add the peanut butter, banana, and 1 3/4 cups of coconut sprinkles. blend thoroughly with a hand mixer. use your hands to shape mixture into 1 inch balls and roll in remaining 1/4 cup coconut sprinkles (and some plain shredded coconut for pretty color contrast). place coated balls onto a baking sheet and let harden in the freezer. once completely hardened, remove from pan and store them back in the freezer.
just try to stay away from your freezer now.
(these are also yummy at room temp, but frozen or partially frozen is way better.)