Peanut Butter Balls

Last weekend I spent the majority of my Saturday with some fellow RD friends.  In passing, my Sports Dietitian friend was talking with another, and I came into the conversation somewhere.. oh, “balls are saving my athletes..” Naturally, I interrupted with a wrinkled brow and came to find out she was talking about a recipe! :)  GLEE!  She proceeded to recite the ingredients to these Peanut Butter Balls, and explained that they are spectacular as a breakfast (eat about 4-5 of these bad boys) or a snack (cut it to 2-3).  With the busy schedule of her athletes, most of them are hardly making time for breakfast, but grab a handful of these balls and you are out the door.  I have to confess, my sleep and straightening my hair consumes my sit-down breakfast time in the morning, so I often eat in my car..lately it has been whole wheat English muffin w apple butter or cottage cheese and mandarin oranges (try driving a standard and eating with a spoon..I don’t do this too often!)  I definitly have been satisfied with my ‘new’ and less messy breakfast- the protein and fiber in these (3-4 is about the amount I can eat!) will keep you full- even through those 10AM hunger pangs. Mix a batch up on Sunday night, and you will have breakfast all week!  No one should skip breakfast!  It’s the most important meal of the day- and yes, I just quoted your mother.

Peanut Butter Balls

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk powder (It is in the baking aisle of my grocery store.)
1/4 cup honey

DIRECTIONS:
Mix the peanut butter and honey together in a bowl. Then stir in the oats and milk powder. Roll into 24 balls and refrigerate.  3 parts peanut butter, 2 parts oats, and 1 part honey–EASY and delicious!

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: 1 ball
Calories: 65
Fat: 3g
Carbohydrates: 5g
Protein: 3g

Comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love this idea. I am gonna make a batch with regular peanut butter and try a half a batch with chocolate peanut butter. It can be a good afternoon sneaky snack for my kids when they want something "sweet"!!

  2. Jennifer says:

    These turned out great!! We had to try them straight from the bowl, and expect them to be just as yummy cold.
    I took the honey down to half with the chocolate p-nut butter to cut back on the sugar and they still turned out fine!
    Double thumbs up all around from my crew.

  3. Natalie says:

    what a great recipe! my husband is on a huge pb kick lately and these would be a great snack for him to take to work. thank you!

  4. The Martins says:

    can i use all natural peanut butter or almond butter for these? Not sure since the consistency is different…

  5. Alyssa Ashmore says:

    Just pinned these :) Have made them a few times, and I love them as a go-to snack!

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