Friday, May 27, 2011

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

This is a delicious and quick snack for children of ALL ages!   Emma wants to be able to make healthy snacks for her and her friends and this is one we all enjoyed.   With the start of summer right around the corner, it's important to have nutritious yet tasty snacks ready available - a grab and go - that will satisfy them.   It's too easy to grab a bag of chips.   These no bake peanut butter balls store easily in the frig and were gone in a day!

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

  • 1 1/2 C Old fashioned rolled oats (oatmeal)
  • 1 1/2 C nonfat dry milk
  • 1 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 t vanilla
Directions:   Toast the oatmeal in a saute pan over medium high heat until light brown, making sure it doesn't burn.   Turn into a medium mixing bowl.   Add the dry milk, peanut butter and cocoa powder to the oatmeal and combine all the ingredients.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter.   Stir in the honey and remove from heat.   Add the vanilla, mixing well and pour over the peanut butter mixture.   Stir well to incorporate and refrigerate for 30 minutes to cool.

Shape the mixture into balls and place onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Serve plain or have fun rolling the peanut butter balls through crushed nuts, cocoa powder, chocolate jimmies or any other fun topping.


Torviewtoronto said...

yummy treats deliciuos

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

This is such a great recipe for the summer, when it's too hot to bake. Yum!

I'd like to invite you to link-up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.