Peanut Butter-Coconut-Cherry Chewies

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The Cookies That Will Inspire You to Go Beyond Grape Jelly
In the peanut-butter-pairing world, cranberry and cherry jelly are not be as popular as grape and strawberry. Yet their tart flavors are an unexpectedly perfect match for rich nut butter. These cookies, from Terry Hope Romero's new book, Protein Ninja, are made with mashed banana, peanut butter, maple syrup, oats and dried cherries (or cranberries). And you roll each cookie in a topping of finely chopped peanuts and grated coconut. They freeze beautifully, too, so you can stash some away for any time you need a pick-me-up.

Get the recipe: Peanut Butter-Coconut-Cherry Chewies