Break time… I’m busy. But I HAVE to stop for a bit!! I’ll explain why I shouldn’t stop later… So while I prop up my feet for all of 10 minutes, I’ll post this and be on my way again. I have 20lbs of cherries to can and a bushel of peaches that better wait til Fri. Otherwise I’m organizing my house, for it to be taken over tomorrow. I’m not going to be home tomorrow, but to drop off lunch for hard-working gals here. Can’t wait…
I needed another fast and easy snack recipe for the boys. And last week when I was organizing my recipe binder, I found this recipe a friend gave me years and years ago. I actually haven’t seen that friend for many years, even though I think of her now and then. Guess I will think of her even more now that I will be making these balls more often.
I actually didn’t make these either. I sent Bev a bunch of recipes and she made me a pan full of these in neat little balls. My boys would have devoured them all, IF I would have left them. But I want to save a bunch for camping next weekend.
I have a bunch of recipes that are similar, so maybe I will post a few here and you can pick and choose which you want or mix up the recipes and make one your family will love!!!
1 C. Sunflower
1 C. Coconut
1 C. Wheat Bran -I’m sure you could use wheat germ too.
1 C. Raisins
1 C. Mini Cho. Chips – I use semi sweet as treats now and then.
In a separate bowl mix together,
1 C. Honey
1 C. Peanut Butter
1/4 C. Oil
Combine the 2 mixes and mix well!!! Wet hands to form into walnut size balls. (When I made these, I had to re-wet my hands after every 4-5 balls. And squeeze them hard!!) *Update*-Use a cookie scoop!! much easier, and faster, plus less mess!!
I’m sure you could make these into ‘fiber bars’ too. Just press into a cake pan. Chill for an hour then cut into bars. *Update*-I did this the other day and they worked great!!!*
I found out these ship well too!!! I sent most of a batch to St. Louis, and they arrived in perfect condition!! I don’t think they lasted very long once they got there though!!
::Chewy Granola Bars::
1/2 C. Peanut Butter
1/3 C. Honey
1/4 C. Coconut Oil/butter
1 C. Oatmeal
1 C. Total any combination of nuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit, mini Cho. Chips, etc.
Melt together P.B., honey and oil. Remover from heat and add oats. Stir in nuts/fruits. Stir well. Spread into 8×8 pan. Pack in with piece of wax paper. Chill 2 hrs. Cut into bars. Store in fridge (especially if you use coconut oil).
-From Heavenly Homemakers.
::Peanut Butter Kisses:: GF/SF
1 Part Peanut Butter
1 Part Honey
1-2 Parts Coconut
Other add-ins-Mini Cho. Chips, seeds, ground flax, or chopped nuts
Mix peanut butter and honey until uniform, then add coconut and your other add-ins, until it all holds together. Shape into balls, and eat!!! It might work better to wet your hands as it says in the first fiber balls recipe. This did make my hands a bit stick. But they were still sooo good. And I liked this recipe as it doesn’t have gluten/grains in it!!
Store in an air tight container. I put it in the fridge, but as fast as my boys scarfed them down, I’m sure that wasn’t needed!!!
-From Kitchen Stewardship’s Healthy Snacks To Go E-book.
::Peanut Butter and Honey Balls::
1/2 C. Butter
1/3 C. Milk
1/2 C. Honey
Combine and boil 2-2 1/2 minutes.
Add a pinch of salt.
and 1 C. Peanut Butter.
Mix until well blended.
Stir in 3 1/2 C. Oatmeal.
Roll into balls.
-Not sure where I printed this recipe from…
1/4 C. Peanut Butter
1/4 C. Honey
1/4 C. Wheat Germ
1/2 C. Oatmeal
1/4 C. Cho. Chips
1/4 C. Sesame Seeds
Cook peanut butter on honey over low heat until melted. Add remaining ingredients.
When cool enough to handle roll into oohey gooey balls.
(You may add other nuts and seeds, ground flax, etc. and like coconut too.:) )
-From Heavenly Homemakers
–These recipes would be a great for little helpers!!! Next time I mix them up, I know at least one set of hands that would love to just do it all by himself!!
That should be enough to get you started!!!:) Have fun with your experimenting and testing!! I used to not like peanut butter, but since our diet change, that all has majorly changed too. It is one thing we can eat. I get it fresh ground at a local store. We love it!! I think it tastes better than the processed stuff. Maybe it’s in my head, who knows.
*Update* Use a cookies scoop to make your balls!! Saves sticky hands and is much speedier!!