I’m sure you could figure this out within two seconds of looking at my Instagram, but for those of you who don’t know this about me, I am a peanut butter holic. To the extreme. I could eat it all day every day! It doesn’t matter what kind, what brand, chunky, smooth, salted, unsalted, literally any and every form of peanut butter, I love. To be completely honest, sometimes when I’m brainstorming new blog content, it’s just a brainstorm session of new things I can put peanut butter on.
When Better Body Foods reached out to me to see if I would whip something up using their infamous PBfit for National Peanut Butter Day, I jumped at the opportunity. While I don’t eat a lot of PBfit in its regular form, (mixing it with water as a peanut butter substitute) it is amazing to bake with! For those of you who have never had it, it’s also great in smoothies!
I’m going to keep it short and sweet and leave you with the recipe, because that’s why you’re really here isn’t it!? These cookies are a healthier spin on the peanut butter kiss cookies we all know and love. And if you don’t, who are you?!
While I still used regular peanut butter in addition to the PBfit, the PBfit definitely helped cut down on the fat content of these guys, which is always a plus because trust me when I say, you’re not going to want to stop at one! I hope you love them! Also, just between you and me, there are no raw eggs in this dough, so if you’re in a pinch and don’t have enough time to bake them in the oven, I won’t tell 😉
Peanut Butter Blossoms
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1.5 cups Kodiak Cakes mix (I used the crunchy peanut butter mix, but any will work!)
- 1/2 cup PBfit (I used the regular version, but chocolate would be amazing too!)
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 24 Hershey kisses
- Preheat oven to 375 degress
- Cream together the peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk with a mixer
- Slowly add in the Kodiak Cakes mix, and the PBfit until fully combined
- Form dough into one inch balls and place on a baking sheet
- Bake for 8-10 minutes
- Press a Hershey Kiss into each cookie and let cool for 10 minutes
As you can tell, these cookies are fairly light as opposed to the original version. They’re not exactly what I would consider a “healthy” snack, but if you need something sweet at night, or just a sugar fix every now and then, they’re an awesome alternative! And they have 5 grams of protein, so you can’t beat that!
I calculated the macros for both with and without the Hershey Kiss, because it’s definitely not absolutely necessary if you’re not a chocolate person, or just want to save a few grams of carbs/sugar.
Macros without Hershey Kiss:
- Protein: 5g
- Carbs: 13g
- Fat: 5g
Macros with Hershey Kiss:
- Protein: 5g
- Carbs: 15g
- Fat: 6g