Our Lori loves peanut butter balls. Vicki, her mother, and our daughter-in-law makes them for her all the time and when they come for a visit Lori looks for them in my cookie jar. I've had to disappoint her every time but not the next time they come. Nanny is making these for Lori right now! Of course, we'll share them with whomever is in the house.
"Camping" under Nanny's dining room table.
Most no-bake peanut butter balls have similar ingredients and taste about the same. Some have sugar, some honey, some powdered milk, some graham cracker crumbs and some oatmeal. But the overall taste is sweet peanut butter. I like them all.
The original recipe is from the Kraft Canada site and I haven't changed it too much. Use whatever peanut butter you have on hand. We never have crunchy so I used the smooth peanut butter. And don't bother to go buy large flake or old-fashioned oatmeal if you only have quick oats in the cupboard. There won't be much difference in the finished product. This is a very forgiving recipe. Not everyone likes sprinkles (I don't) so I leave them out if the majority of people prefer them sprinkle-less. You could substitute chopped raisins or dried fruit for the sprinkles, but for Lori, they will have sprinkles because most 2½-year-olds adore sprinkles.
Lori, enjoying the great outdoors.
Peanut Butter Balls with Sprinkles
½ cup crunchy or smooth peanut butter
¼ cup honey
1 cup large flake rolled oats
½ cup chocolate chips
3 tablespoons coloured sprinkles
Blend peanut butter and honey together in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Leave out the sprinkles if you don't like them.
Refrigerate the "dough" 30 minutes so it will be easier to handle.
Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. I used a tablespoon measure and they were the right size and count. Store in covered containers in refrigerator for up to one week. (They won't last that long!)
Makes approximately 20 balls.
Blend peanut butter and honey together. Looks like play dough but tastes way better!
Mix in the remaining ingredients.
Chill mixture in refrigerator for 30 minutes and then roll into 1-inch balls. I used a tablespoon measure to make the process easier. Keep the Peanut Butter Balls in a covered container in the frig for up to a week.
To serve, place the Peanut Butter Balls on a pretty plate. This is one of the plates I have for Lori and Emily when they come for a visit.
No wonder these are a favourite of Lori's.
All ready for a visit to Nanny and Poppy's house.