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Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

When I was a kid we had a teacher at our school who was Mennonite and you know how mean kids can be. She was so sweet but the preteens/teens thought she was weird because she never cut her hair and wore only skirts or dresses instead of pants. As part of a healthy eating program we were offered crackers, milk, and peanut butter balls at recess time.  Home Economics students learned how to make the peanut butter balls as taught by our Mennonite teacher. Most of us made fun of them and wouldn’t eat them, or ate them and complained but secretly thought they actually weren’t that bad! lol Now that I have a little one I can see the appeal of making peanut butter balls. They have protein, healthy fats, some dairy and a little fiber and sweetness. I added a  handful each of raisins and chocolate chips, just to up the yum factor. I rolled them but flattened the balls a little so they resembled little cookies, perfect for tiny hands. We popped them in the fridge before we went grocery shopping and when we got back they were ready to eat. I think the honey flavour is more  prominent than the peanut butter. My daughter didn’t know what to think of them at first but after the first two bites she decided she liked them. 🙂

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Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients:
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup nonfat powdered milk
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats

Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Using your hands, roll the dough into balls about the size of large gumballs. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, and refrigerate until set. Makes about 18 balls.

Source: Lulu The Bake
Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2010/09/healthy-peanut-butter-balls.html#GtbhJ7cIgCyKhxVV.99

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About heathershomemade

Cupcake obsessed foodie from Ottawa, ON, Canada

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