Sunday, January 2, 2011

FHE Treats - Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Since one of my new years goals is to do family home evening every week on sunday night, and ANOTHER one of the goals is to focus on healthier eating ( I know this must be a run on sentence, but bear with me), is that FHE treats need to be not so treaty. If you know what I mean. Healthy cookies, muffins, etc. Instead of ice cream or other super high in sugar items.

Today I found a recipe that I had ripped from a magazine two years a while ago. For Peanut Butter Oat Bites. Sounds good, right??

I like these because they are not overly sweet and make you feel sick after the fact, but still special enough that the kids LOVED them and thought they were as great as a bowl of ice cream.

Melt in a saucepan:
2 TBSP butter
2/3 C peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1/4 C. powdered sugar
3 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla

then pour over these items that happen to be in a medium sized bowl.
1 1/2 C rice krispies
1 C quick oats
1/4 C raisins
1/4 C chopped dry roasted peanuts (omit if using chunky PB)

mis them all together and let cool. DO THIS STEP.

When cool, add 1/4 C. mini chocolate chips and mix again. Roll into 1 inch balls and store in the fridge.

makes 24, 1 ball = 125 calories, 7g fat, 2g fiber, 14g carbs, 4g protein.

Hailey asked me if I could put these in her lunch box for school since she liked them so much.

Make sure you have a cup of milk, they make you thirsty!

1 comment:

Emily Ringel said...

We make a lot of Peanut Butter Balls for snacks at our house. My kids like them better than cookies. They're easier to make with fewer ingredients. Just peanut butter, honey, oats, powdered milk, and raisins. My mom made them as a kid and I still love them!!