You read correctly- these aren’t peanut butter and jelly, these are peanut butter gellies with the healing power of gelatin! If you haven’t heard about the health benefits of gelatin yet, this post offers some good information.
I have tried out various tea and fruit based recipes for making gelatin snacks, but I decided to try a more calorie dense and satisfying version for a more substantial snack. They are delicious and nutritious, only contain 4 ingredients*, and can be prepared in about 20 minutes!
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk (additive-free and BPA free, preferably)
- ½ cup organic peanut butter** (if not using homemade, opt for a jar that lists only organic peanuts as the ingredients; recipe works well with both creamy and crunchy varieties)
- ⅓ cup organic and/or raw honey
- 4 Tablespoons grass-fed gelatin (I buy mine here)
- line a small baking dish (8x8 works good) with parchment paper (recommended) or grease with coconut oil.
- pour canned coconut milk into medium sized pot and warm over low heat for 2-3 minutes
- add the peanut butter and gently whisk until fully incorporated with the milk, approx another 2-3 minutes.
- add the honey and whisk for 1-2 minutes, still over low heat.
- increase heat to medium/high and whisk while bringing to a gentle boil.
- add the gelatin slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time while briskly whisking the mixture to avoid clumping (I whisk with my right hand and sprinkle the tablespoons of gelatin with my left hand, it feels like a bit of a work out but is worth it!).
- pour mixture into the baking dish and let cool in the fridge for 1-2 hours until firmly set
- cut into squares, bars, or fun shapes and enjoy!
* Optional: add ½ teaspoon sea salt ** For an allergy-friendly, lunchbox-friendly version try using sunflower seed butter. I find that the flavor and texture is very similar to peanut butter.
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