Pumpkin Cranberry Cookie Dough Bean Balls

January 6, 2012

A few months ago (yes, I’ve been a little busy), one of my dear friends and amazing blogger, Christin, made me her incredible peanut butter for me to try. In doing so, she became my super-awesome best friend or my absolutely devious enemy, depending how many spoonfuls I’ve had that day. You see, by her making this peanut butter for me, she started my downward spiral into a full-on peanut butter addiction, to which it took much willpower to just break free.

And it doesn’t help that after I finished off both of the little jars she supplied me with (two different kinds, mind you) that I paid her to make me more. See, EVIL!

The greenish PB was spiked with Sun Warrior vegan protein- Delish! And the regular PB was doused with a honey local to Austin (where she lives) and plenty of salt- making it extra addicting.

So, with these two types of seriously delicious cannot-go-back-to-store-bought peanut butters, I had to make something awesome to incorporate them. Or to just make this a Purple Bird Blog tribute day.

…and you can hit her up for your own jars of peanut butter. It’s worth it.

Since she was kind enough to make more peanut butter for me I decided to whip up a recipe of hers with her very own peanut butter included.

These cookies are moist, crunchy-on-the-outside-doughy-in-the-middle, quite tasty, and in no way, shape, or form Paleo. So, if you’re looking for some Paleo cookies, it’s not this post. BUT(!) there will be lots of Paleo goodness coming up very soon.


So, these aren’t Paleo. But they’re still uber healthy. They’re low-glycemic (which I’m really into) and filled with fiber!

They’re bean and peanut butter filled. And they’re good. If you’re not a strict eater/”dieter”, try these. They’re yummy.

The batter, uncooked, is delicious uncooked, too.

What is your favorite Peanut Butter or Almond Butter?

There are so many different kinds- some of those raw ones are EXPENSIVE. But really good. Really, anything homemade is delicious.

It’s Friday! Woo Woo! Who’s excited?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

tea-bagginit January 7, 2012 at 9:56 PM

these look great! so great, in fact, that i can’t make them until the sugar free challenge is over – i’ll be too tempted to eat one!


Katie January 6, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I am still so on the fence about bean balls. But pumpkin and peanut butter? Not at all on the fence.

I actually also got over my pb addiction recently also – and then I stayed with my parents and I’ve eaten an entire jar of it in less than a week. Damn. It’s no sunflower seed butter, but its a whole lot cheaper!


Pure2raw twins January 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

drool!!! this are amazing! love pumpkin and cranberry together and I bet the taste even better as a dough bean ball too 🙂 YUMMMMMMM


Ela January 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Happy Friday! Pumpkin and bean as a batter base is totally my style, and I was excited to see what you did with it, or what you did with what Christin did with it!
Great job both of you!


Christin@purplebirdblog January 6, 2012 at 7:52 AM

AHHHHHH! I loooove you… this made my day! You are too kind, my sweet friend! Funnily enough, I totally have it on my agenda to revisit the bean balls this weekend and post about them again soon. Your version sounds perfectly delicious, not that that surprises me. Have a great weekend, Lori… miss your beautiful face! xoxo


Kris January 6, 2012 at 7:40 AM

me = GREEN with jealousy!! 🙂

I was thinking, not only did you use her pb, but a bean ball inspired by her genius recipe!! these look awesome.


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