5.12.2014

The Bee's Knees Peanut Butter Power Balls

Peanut Butter. 

Honey.

Yum. 

Personally, it doesn't get much better than that. 

One of my favorite snacks to make recently has been peanut butter balls. I make them a lot with the girls I nanny, because I can call them "cookies." These guys are way healthier than cookies, but the kids don't know that. So, ssshhh.....don't tell them!


This is a pretty simple recipe. You can also add some powdered milk to make the balls hold together a little better when out of the fridge ... I just didn't have any on hand when I actually threw this recipe together. 

The secret ingredient to these little balls is in the peanut butter - The Bee's Knees from PB & Co. This peanut butter already has honey mixed in, so it's extra delicious! You could try making these balls with any type of nut butter, though - and I bet flavored nut butters (ie: chocolate peanut butter) would be delicious as well. 

These little power balls are great because you can put whatever you want in them - coconut, nuts, raisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips....or you could get a little crazy and throw in some candy, like M&Ms. Although then these wouldn't be power balls (power balls give you HEALTHY energy!)....they'd be more like cookies.... but that's okay too!

Peanut Butter Power Balls
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup The Bee's Knees peanut butter
1-2 Tablespoons honey
Handful each of mix-ins of choice (I used coconut, chocolate chips, raisins and walnut pieces)

Directions
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. 
Roll mixture into balls, using anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of dough, depending on how big you'd like them to be. 
Store in the fridge to keep firm.


Oh, did I mention... we are also having a giveaway for two jars of the Bee's Knees peanut butter! I love this stuff. Wanna win? Here's how!
Please leave a separate comment below for each entry. 

1. Tweet about this giveaway, using the hashtag #peanutbutterbuzz and tagging @passingdaisies in the tweet. 
2.  Follow Passing Daisies on GFC or subscribe via email (new subscribers and followers only)
3. Tell me what mix-ins you would put in your peanut butter balls if you made this recipe.

That's it! Giveaway ends May 19th at 8pm EST. Good luck to everyone!


As a member of Peanut Butter & Co.'s Yum Squad, I received two free jars of peanut butter in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

23 comments:

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  3. I would try some chopped dates in the pb balls!

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  4. I would mix in almonds, chocolate chips and dates!

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  5. I'd try walnuts, cinnamon and raisins!

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  6. I'd mix in oats, unsweetened shredded coconut, vanilla extract, and maybe cacao nibs!

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  9. i would add in coconut flakes and almonds :) !!

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  11. Dates and cranberries would be yummy!
    Georgiana

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  14. I would mix in white chocolate and pecans.

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  17. I would mix in raisins, and dried apricots
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