Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Peanut Butter Balls

A couple weeks back, we had some neighbor kids over and had a Mom-n-Tot cooking class. When all the kids had their tiny aprons tied and hands washed, we mixed up some peanut butter balls and chowed down. The crushing and rolling makes this a perfect recipe for the kids to help with. It was lots of fun, I want to do it another couple times before summer is over. Maren has made a version of these with even healthier ingredients such as flax seed and wheat germ. A friend of ours keeps a batch in her freezer and tells her kids they are cookie dough. :)

Peanut Butter Balls

1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup quick or old fashioned oats
3/4 cup crisp rice cereal (save 1/2 cup to crush)

In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, dry milk, oats and 1/4 cup of the rice cereal. Shape into 1-inch balls. Put the remaining 1/2 cup rice cereal in a large zip-type bag and crush with hands. Place balls in bag and shake until balls are covered with cereal. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before eating.

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1 comment:

Nelson6 said...

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