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Healthy Treat For Children: Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Updated on February 5, 2014
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When my daughters were young I was always concerned about good nutrition and did not permit them to eat many sweets. We seldom had candy or soft drinks in the house. But one treat that we would have from time to time was peanut butter balls. This was a recipe that a friend gave me that was relatively nutritious. They were very fond of these.

Many years later I was watching a program on television about the work being done in a Third World country to help severely malnourished children. They showed the children being fed with a product that allowed remarkable progress with their recovery. It was almost exactly the same recipe I had used to make peanut butter balls with my daughters except they had added some generous portions of a vitamin supplement. The before and after pictures of the children being fed were remarkable.

I make no claims for such results with this recipe, but I still make it now with my two granddaughters. We have a play date every week and making peanut butter balls is one of our activities. They both love the peanut butter balls but also enjoy the process of making them. They can help roll out the balls before eating. Sometimes they make squiggly things instead of balls.


  • ½ cup powdered milk
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey

Mix all ingredients and roll into balls


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      Jo Miller 7 weeks ago from Tennessee

      Grandkids and peanut butter balls are both very good.

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      Kari Poulsen 8 weeks ago from Ohio

      Mmmm, I'll bet they are good. Your grandkids look precious! I will remember this for the day I get grandkids. :)

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      Jo Miller 4 years ago from Tennessee

      Thanks Beege and teaches for reading this hub and for commenting. I have two more little granddaughters since I wrote this. We have not made these in several months but will have to do it again soon with all four.

      Hope you enjoy this treat. I still think it's good for kids--of all ages.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Your children are adorable and they certainly enjoy this special treat. I love peanut butter and will think of doing this next time I want a heathy treat. Nice share on the TV documentary saving children's lives.

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      Beege215e 6 years ago

      Jo, I have never heard of these, but they seem delightfully easy and healthy too. Thanks for the great idea