Oh, my. We pulled into Florida on Friday night and have been running ever since! I am so glad that I had a few guest posts lined up as I did not look at this blog for a few days. We are trying to dig out of boxes and visit with our new church family. We are loving being here, even though it is HOT. But our air conditioning works great, so all is good! I am so thankful to Audrey from That Recipe and Munofore for providing this guest post. She is a faithful host of this party who pins her links every week and helps other hosts out that need help with their links. The other hosts are what makes this party succeed. They are the ones that pin every week! To my hosts, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
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These Fruit and Nut Filled Peanut Butter Balls are a no bake sugar free treat that are so easy the kids can make “all by themselves”.
They are great for an after school snack, or freeze them to pack in lunches for school or an afternoon at the park or beach this summer. My former swim team members and I would enjoy these as a great energy snack at all day swim meets. Our moms would freeze them and pack them in an ice chest and we’d munch on them between races.
They are easy to customize for most diets or tastes. Allergic to peanuts? Use almond or cashew butter or other nut-free alternative. Want it vegan/dairy free? Grind up some almonds or coconut until powdery instead of the powdered milk. Use craisins or dried apricots or any other kind of nuts. Or if you want them a little less healthy you can use chocolate chips and coat them in graham cracker crumbs.
Here’s how my 8 year old and I made them:
Fruit and Nut Filled Peanut Butter Balls
- 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup raisins
- Place almonds in the food processor and pulse until chunky. Remove about half of them and pulse the remaining until finely chopped or powdery.
(This may be an adult job depending on the age of the child and your comfort level with the sharp blade.)
- Mix coarsely chopped almonds with raisins and set aside.
- Measure peanut butter and put in medium bowl.
- Measure powdered milk and put in medium bowl.
- Measure honey and put in medium bowl.
- Mix to combine.
- Scoop about a tablespoon and place on a plate.
- Stick thumb in the middle slightly to make a dent (don’t go all the way through!). Add a pinch of raisins and almonds.
- Roll into a ball.
- Roll the ball in the finely chopped nuts and return to plate.
- Refrigerate until firm.
And then devour them! Luckily they are so simple you can whip up a second batch in no time.
Audrey Humaciu: I’m currently the Editor in Chef of That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm of Munofore. When I’m not blogging about my eclectic interests from cooking and crafting to ornamental horticulture and the idiosyncrasies of the English language, I’m just your typical 40 something mom livin’ the life in the SoCal burbs . . . without the minivan and over priced coffee.
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