Tuesday, September 16, 2008

September Cooking ~ Snack Balls

Snack Balls

2 1/2 c. old fashioned or quick oats
1 c. chunky or creamy natural peanut butter
3/4 c. raw honey
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 c. crisp rice cereal

Optional Ingredients:
wheat germ
coconut
any kind of nuts (chopped or slivered)
sesame seeds
raisins
flax seeds

Mix everything together in a large bowl adding the rice cereal last. This recipe is very forgiving and You may adjust the amounts of anything if you choose to add some of the optional ingredients to come up with a nice consistency. Form into tightly packed but chewy balls in any size you like.

I got this recipe from my favorite child training magazine and Isaac and James just love them! I have taken them on a picnic and used them for a dessert to motivate the kids to eat their dinner. The balls are not messy or crumbly for small children to eat and Mom and Dad love them too! These are alot of fun for the boys to help me make since they like to form the balls:-)

1 comment:

Saige said...

Thanks for the nice comment Lindsay,
and thanks for posting this recipe! I've had these before and really enjoyed them, but wouldn't have known what to call them or where to look either. Now I can make some as soon as I can get to the store for some mini chocolate chips! Thanks.