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Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

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Do you remember the old school cafeteria peanut butter balls? I never knew they were packed with so much nutrition; I just knew they were good. Peanut butter, oatmeal, powdered milk, honey and wheat germ all rolled up into yummy little treat balls. These are my little guy’s favorite after school snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1-½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2-½ cups Powdered Dry Milk
  • 3 cups Quick Cooking Oatmeal, Uncooked
  • 2 Tablespoons Wheat Germ
  • ½ cups Mini Chocolate Chips (optional)

Preparation

Mix all together with hand mixer. Form into balls with your hands and freeze on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper until firm. Remove from the freezer and store in a large Ziploc bag in the refrigerator.

You can also leave out the wheat germ if you do not have any on hand. It won’t alter the texture or taste. It was just a perk I added to sneak in some goodness.

Recipe yields approximately 50 peanut butter balls.

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muffinmomma on 1.9.2011

The recipe I currently use doesn’t have the oatmeal or wheat germ. I can’t wait to try these. Love your blog!

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hisirishgem on 8.17.2010

Toasting the Wheat Germ gives it a nice woodsy flavor too. It’s REALLY good. Just get out the pan and slightly brown the Wheat Germ…add to any recipe.

Thanks for this recipe!

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Mommy's Kitchen on 6.16.2010

Oh that sounds so yummy. I love that they are even healthier with the flaxseed added.

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michellea on 6.9.2010

these were a huge hit with my kids. I added a little flax seed & used almond butter.

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kender3 on 3.11.2012

These turned out very dry. Not bad, but won’t make them again.

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arwenone on 12.7.2011

Yum yum yum! I used half peanut butter and half sunflower seed butter, upped the wheat germ, and used half honey, half sugar free ‘honey’. My kids are eating them up!

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afrigal76 on 8.15.2011

Fantastic. I added 4 tblsp of ground flax seed and used half natural peanut butter and half Jif to cut back on my sugar intake (trying not to gain as much weight with this pregnancy!). Great snack for kids and adults.

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sixpack on 4.7.2011

The whole family LOVES them!! Thank you :)

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michellejoan5 on 3.6.2011

Excellent! I used flax seed also and used 3/4 cup honey to cut the sugar down a little!

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