Peanut Butter Gravel Balls

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by missmanda

This recipe started as rice crispies treats, but as I started adding healthier ingredients it has evolved into this little treasure:) Any dried fruit can be substituted for the dates, and crunchy peanut butter can be used instead of smooth. Cooking time refers to refrigeration time, and the servings depend on how large you make your balls.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups dry oatmeal
  • 1 12 cups grape nuts cereal
  • 12 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 12 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 cup chopped dates


  1. In a small bowl, microwave peanut butter and honey together until peanut butter melts (10 seconds at a time is best since microwaves differ).
  2. Add vanilla to peanut butter and honey mixture and stir until combined.
  3. In a large bowl, combine grape nuts, oatmeal, and dates.
  4. Stir in peanut butter mixture until well mixed (this will be difficult but worth it!)
  5. Using wet hands, form into 1" - 1 1/2" balls.
  6. Place balls in a plastic bag or bowl and refrigerate 1-2 hours until firm.

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