This recipe goes together fast and is easy enough the kids can help. I let them cool down a little bit before I roll them into balls. You can make them in advance. You can also add extra items like chocolate chips, M&Ms, dried fruit, coconut, colored sprinkles, chia seeds or whatever else you like. I usually just keep it simple and add the basic ingredients in the recipe. I prefer using organic honey but you can use agave nectar, maple syrup or corn syrup instead.
These are great for road trips, tailgating, game day, holiday cookie plates, pot luck, picnics, sweet treat for brunch or even just a quick snack craving. They are great on the patio on a cool evening with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and they are easy enough that you can make them while camping! This is a recipe must have if you like easy recipes!
Peanut Butter Balls Recipe:
- 1 cup honey (or you can use corn syrup, agave nectar or maple syrup)
- 2 cups peanut butter (or you can use almond butter). I like to use crunchy so I have little nut pieces in the balls but you can use creamy if you prefer. I am also thinking these would be good with Nutella but I haven't tried it yet! Maybe next time!
- 1/2 cup sugar (I use the non-bleached organic non-GMO sugar but you can use regular sugar or brown sugar if you prefer. You could probably use a sugar replacement like Splenda but I have never tried it. I have left the sugar out entirely and it worked fine but the sugar does make it slightly chewier and my family prefers them extra chewy so I do add the sugar.
- 4 cups gluten free cereal (I like to use Cocoa Pebbles or Malt-o-meal cocoa dyno-bites cereal which are both gluten free but you can use gluten free crisped rice cereal or gluten free corn flakes).
|They aren't perfectly shaped balls but they are delicious!|
|These are cooling down a little bit. They are still slightly warm|
|These are my hubby's stash!|
|Ready to wrap up for my friend|
|Mmmmm.....my mouth is watering!|
|Golf ball sized peanut butter balls|
|See the up close view of the cocoa pebbles cereal and chunks of peanuts from the crunchy style peanut butter?|
|Ready to give away to a friend|
|Up close view of the chewy inside of the peanut butter ball|
|Yummy! Biting into the peanut butter ball|
The next time you need a quick, affordable snack....give this recipe a try. You will be glad you did!
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