Tuesday, July 27, 2010

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Snacks


It's the middle of summer. Temperatures are in the upper 90s and lower 100s. There's no breeze. You could pour yourself a nice warm cup of air and drink it.

But the kids want a snack.

Here's one that will give them some protein to keep them going in the pool, sprinkler, or slip n slide.

No-Bake Peanut Butter & Jelly Balls
Makes about 20 snacks

What You Need:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (or other cookie crumbs)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I used freshly ground, just peanuts, so it's very thick)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup jam/jelly/preserves
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
How it's Done:
  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor (or mix by hand for chunkier snacks) and process until the dough forms a ball.
  2. Shape into 1" balls. Roll in confectioner's sugar, coconut, or unsweetened cocoa powder.
  3. Chill for at least an hour before serving. Unless your kids are like mine. Incidentally, I find that these freeze well and make good lunchbox snacks.
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20 comments:

Tractor Mom said...

I can't wait to try this one! Thanks for sharing! Come by when you can...

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Yenta Mary said...

These are essentially pb&j truffles -- I love it! I may just have to make some of these myself ... and I might not share!

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Shelli @ Style Ingenuity said...

Hi There!

Yum I love the recipes!

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Amy said...

Yum!

Steph S. said...

Those look SOOOO GOOOD! I might make those for myself!

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Have a great day!

Sharlene T. said...

And, why are we giving these to other people to eat?????... hmmm, maybe, if there's some left over... thanks for sharing... come visit when you can...

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~J said...

I'm SO making these...like right now!

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greenfrugalmama said...

Yum!

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heather said...

yum! and they sound very easy to make!

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

These look and sound fantastic!!

Jenn said...

These sound so good Michelle.. well except for the raisins, then again, they are processed in the processor..mmmm...Yes, will definitely be trying these!

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roxan said...

These are AWESOME! They look like little truffles. I will definitely have to make these. YUM.

Sook said...

Those little balls look gorgeous! I wish I could have some right now! :)

Queen of the House said...

Nummy! I can't wait to try these with my kids! I think they will enjoy making (and eating) them! :)

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Aspiring Millionaire said...

Thanks for this recipe. I am trying to change our hosue over to cooking everything myself, all natural, so I am glad I found your blog!

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