My kids are frequently hungry. Or, at least that’s what they tell me. Sometimes I think they’re just bored, so I give them an apple and suggest we read a book or go outside.
But some days, their appetites seem to have no end. And there are times–like when we’re going on a car trip or headed up to bed–when full tummies are helpful. That’s where this snack comes in handy.
I first made these Peanut Butter Balls during the Pantry Challenge earlier this year. Desperate for something sweet but facing bare cabinets and a busted budget, I rolled peanut butter and powdered sugar together and fell desperately in love.
Since then, I’ve tweaked the recipe–upping the nutrition and downsizing the decadence.
Peanut Butter Balls
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup honey
Combine all ingredients together.
Roll into balls.
You can use more or less honey to taste. If the consistency isn’t quite roll-able, either add more peanut butter or more oats or dry milk powder to get the right texture.
There are many versions of this snack out there–like this vegan one from Small Bites and this desserty-looking one from The Frugal Girl. Or you can root through your cabinets and roll up whatever you’ve got. If you come up with anything good, let me know!