Healthy Treat For Children: Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
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.
Easy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 natural peanut butter, either creamy or with nuts
- Mix all ingredients and stir well until completely mixed. Form into balls. If desired the balls can be rolled in chopped nuts.