Peanut Butter Balls (3 Ways)

February 11, 2014
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The view out my window seemed brighter than usual this Monday morning

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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I nudged my husband, “Hey Loves, what time it is?”

“You sure you want to know?”  He smiled and reached for his phone. “It's 8:30 am.  Oh, and it's -19 outside – real temp.”

Yikes

Peanut Butter Protein Balls - A wonderful snack from our co-op .. a recipe they've shared online. A healthy, quick, & delicious idea when you need a little something to get you through

He ventured out of bed.  All six of our furry creatures mobilized to greet him, hoping for a spirit of extra generosity in relation to tasty treats.  I lingered a little longer under the electric blanket

I love him extra for that.

Heading out the door this sunny, frigid morning, he brought a stash of healthy treats to re-stock his office, and these were included.  A fresh batch made just last night.

Peanut Butter Protein Balls - A wonderful snack from our co-op .. a recipe they've shared online. A healthy, quick, & delicious idea when you need a little something to get you through

I noticed them at our local co-op a month or so ago, picking up a couple to snack on as I finished my afternoon errands.  They were wonderful, a stroke of luck to find the recipe posted on their website.

There now some living happily in our fridge and freezer.  An addition to many of our long-time favorites and that seems like a very good thing

Peanut Butter Protein Balls - A wonderful snack from our co-op .. a recipe they've shared online. A healthy, quick, & delicious idea when you need a little something to get you through

Enjoy!

xoxo

A few ideas for variations

Substitute maple syrup for honey, but leave out the vanilla

Substitute 2/3 cup almond butter and 1/3 cup tahini for peanut butter

Toast the sesame seeds for a nuttier flavor

Use cocoa instead of carob powder

Freezing the Tiger Candy makes it chewier

~ Adapted from MAFA Peanut Butter Balls

Healthier Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients

  • 3 cups peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¾ cup sesame seeds
  • ¾ cup sunflower seeds
  • 6 Tbsp dry milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup coconut, optional
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast

Instructions

  • Mix together the peanut butter and honey
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Roll into balls using about 1 Tbsp for each
  • Refrigerate or freeze
Serves: 36
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Rating:
Calories 205
Total Fat 14.5g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Carbohydrates 15g
Fiber 2.5g
Sugars 7.1g
Protein 7.2g
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Tiger Candy - Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup dry milk
  • ⅔ - 1 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 4 - 5 cups from the following
  • rolled oats
  • bran (no more than ¾ cup)
  • granola
  • carob (no more than ½ cup)
  • raisins
  • dates
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • toasted sunflower seeds
  • coconut

Instructions

  • Mix peanut butter, dry milk, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl
  • Add 4-5 cups from the list above. Stir into peanut butter mix until no longer sticky
  • Form into balls using about 1 Tbsp for each.
  • Refrigerate and freeze
Serves:
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Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp rolled oats
  • ½ cup sesame seeds, ground
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds, pulsed a couple of times in the food processor or chopped
  • ½ cup protein powder
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder (or carob powder)
  • tsp salt if using unsalted nut butter
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup)

Instructions

  • Mix together peanut butter and honey.
  • Stir sunflower seeds and remaining ingredients into peanut butter mixture, adding more honey, as needed, for consistency.
  • Roll into balls using about 1 Tablespoon for each.
  • Refrigerate or freeze
Serves: 24
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 145
Total Fat 9.8g
Saturated Fat 2g
Carbohydrates 10.6g
Fiber 1.7g
Sugars 6.4g
Protein 6.1g
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