Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr
This treat sounds so yummy! Found this recipe in my BH & G magazine, Diabetes, Eat What You Love. Serving size 2 balls - 153 cal, 8 grams fat, and 17 grams carbs.
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄3 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup crisp rice cereal
- 3⁄4 cup rolled oats, toasted
- 1⁄3 cup dried fruit (recipe calls for dried fruit "bits")
- 1⁄4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1⁄4 cup lightly salted peanuts
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened large-flake coconut
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- In a small saucepan combine honey and the water; cook and stir over low heat until the honey liquefies. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla, whisking until peanut butter is melted and mixture is smooth.
- To toast oats, place them in a dry medium skillet; cook over medium-high heat until lightly golden and fragrant, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the rice cereal, toasted oats, fruit bits, sunflower kernels, peanuts, coconut, and sesame seeds. Pour honey mixture over cereal mixture; stir to coat. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours or just until firm.
- Using your damp hands, shape mixture into 30 balls, each about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Chill balls until ready to serve. Store in a tightly covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
I should have doubled this recipe !! That is how yummy it is. My dried fruit was a combo of cranberries and sultanas. I also made this as a slice in a tray as I did not have time to roll the balls. This is a very addictive snack - we could NOT stop eating it, even from the bowl !!