Monday, October 19, 2009

Peanut Butter Snack Balls

This recipe is from one of the my favorite food blogs, unfortunately I don't remember which one (I think it was Bountiful Kitchen). I found it on my snack hunt. I made them and they were great!!! Perfect size, curbs a sweet tooth, and they are filling enough that you don't keep downing the little snack balls of goodness. To me they taste like a mini candy bar or something. My kids love them too! I made a few adjustments but nothing major. I added some wheat germ, and I used the cereals I had on hand (raisin bran, rice krispies, and honey bunches of oats) I am positive you can use whatever cereals you have on hand and it will turn out just as great. (I did a third of what this recipe calls for and got two cookie sheets full of them).

2 cups honey

6 cups peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

3 cups rice krispies
1½ cups grape nuts
3/4 cup applesauce
2 cups coconut
3 cups crushed cereal
1½ cups chocolate or butterscotch chips - or substitute dried fruit, like raisins, or apricots
5-8 tablespoons powdered milk
4 cups crushed mini-wheat cereal

Mix all but last two ingredients and mix until well combined. Add powdered milk, like flour, to make a soft, cookie-like dough. Form into 1” ball and roll in crushed mini-wheats. A scoop works very well for this. Refrigerate or freeze for a couple of hours until hard.

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