Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Peanut Butter Granola Balls

You know we love our homemade granola bars in this house! Well, this week I had a friend say that she made the chewy ones I posted a couple of weeks ago and they did not stay together for her, so I went on the hunt for something similar and I found a recipe on Pinterest and decided to see if these would work better. 

Well, they were easier and stayed together… and they taste like the bake cookies…but with no sugar in them. How can you go wrong with that?!?! So here's my version of the recipe.

Peanut Butter Granola Balls

1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 T butter (I used Smart Balance 50/50, so even a bit more healthy!)
1 cup rice kris pies
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/4 cup chocolate chips

In a small saucepan over medium, heat honey, peanut butter, and butter. Stir until loosened and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cereal, oats, and chocolate chips.

Drop mixture by the tablespoon into mini paper cupcake or candy liners. Place on a baking sheet, and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. To store, refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week.


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