Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

Crispy Peanut Butter Balls

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell.com, January 2017

All you need are four simple ingredients to make healthier crispy peanut butter balls that kids and grownups will love. Make this easy recipe for a bite-size treat, on-the-go snack or easy homemade gift. You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you need a nut-free snack for school.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • ½ cup natural peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter
  • ¾ cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)

Preparation

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  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Combine peanut butter, cereal and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Roll the mixture into 12 balls, using about 2 teaspoons for each. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze the balls until firm, about 15 minutes.
  2. Roll the balls in melted chocolate. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
  • Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 ball
  • Per serving: 112 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 20 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 4 g added sugars; 69 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 45 mg sodium; 29 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ fat, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 2

September 25, 2017
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By: KP2828
This is indeed a nice little bite size snack. I made it and when I want one I take one out of the fride and have a treat. totally recommend
February 12, 2017
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By: Michelle Edelbaum, Digital Dir
I love this recipe! It is a great, low-sugar dessert- with protein. My kids love them. I like a little sprinkle of coconut on top. The only downside is waiting for them to freeze because I want to eat them right away!
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