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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.

Devon O'Brien
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2017

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active:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Roll the balls in melted chocolate. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

Tips

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 Facts

112 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 8.4g; dietary fiber 1.1g; sugars 4.7g; fat 7.5g; saturated fat 2.1g; vitamin a iu 68.7IU; vitamin c 1.1mg; folate 19.6mcg; calcium 2.9mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 8.7mg; potassium 29mg; sodium 45.4mg; added sugar 4g.
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