YUM. These are a huge hit in my house. Even Kevin loves them. They are simple, require no baking (bonus!) and are made with all healthy ingredients. I saw the recipe in All You, but adapted it to suit my needs, like omitting the powdered sugar. The magazine said that each serving has 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Nice. I made them twice in the last week and they were gone in a flash.
What you need:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (I add 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil, too)
- 2/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar (I use an extra 1/4 cup of honey instead)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal (I use brown puffed rice cereal – which isn’t quite as crispy as Rice Krispies and it still worked perfectly)
- 1 cup quick oats (I use the non quick kind)
- 1/4 cup raisins (I used craisins and they were great!)
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup finely chopped lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts (I used almonds)
What you do:
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Remove pan from heat and stir in peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, honey and vanilla. Stir in Rice Krispies and oats and allow mixture to cool.
- Stir in raisins and chocolate chips. Form mixture into 1-inch balls, then roll each ball in chopped peanuts, pressing to coat. Store in refrigerator.