Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Our Favorite Snack

This is the easiest, healthiest little protein boost you'll ever pop into your mouth- and the kids can help you make them! They keep for a long time in the refrigerator, so we make double batches and just pull out as many as we need for a school snack, or a pick-me-up in the afternoon. (I like to pair one of these with my number!)

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Bites

1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup raw honey

Mix well and roll into 1 inch balls. Place on waxed paper-lined pan and refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Store covered for up to one month- if there are any left!

(This was passed on to me by my wonderful mama, and I'm so thankful!)

28 fellow travelers shared:

Mrs. "M" said...

They sound yummy. Always looking for heathly snacks.
My chocolate number is 70(%) I really like the dark stuff.

laurel said...

Those sound great! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I too, am always on the look out for a recipe that is healthy and also tastes good to my children. I will try this one!

Audrey said...

I bought the 80% the other day and lets just say that next time I will definaetley drop back down into the 60's.

One good thing is the kids wont touch it, I can leave it on the counter and there it will stay!

Thanks for the recipe, we will give this a try tomorrow.

Beverly said...

This looks like a good recipe for hubby's snack. Thanks, Elise!

AIMEE said...

I just had bought some flaxseeds so this will be perfect to make...question:
Can I grind them in my coffee grinder or should I use something separate b/c of all the oils from the coffee? Could I use a mini food processor or do you think the blades are too big?

Christine said...

Yum!

Anna said...

Elise,
I'm new to using flaxseed and I've been looking for things to use it in. Thanks for sharing this recipe - I'll definitely try these and also start adding flaxseed to my "regular" peanut butter snack recipe, too. :)
~Anna

Randi said...

My son is peanut butter crazed! Plus I just found some flaxseed in the freezer yesterday while I was organizing it. This looks like a plan!

~nanashouse~ said...

Yum!! I only have to substitute soy nut butter for the peanut butter-- I'm allergic to peanuts :-(

For Aimee, yes you can grind them in your coffee grinder. A slice of stale bread is gread for cleaning the grinder. Just break it up and grind it as you would grind coffee. Brush out the extra with a pastry brush and you have a perfectly clean grinder :-)

Kelly said...

These sound wonderful--and healthy!!

Sandy said...

Hello, dear Elise! These sound so yummy - perfect for hungry kids. I'm going to try it.
Hope all is well with your family!
Sandy

AIMEE said...

Great tip on the stale bread!! Thanks!

Beka said...

Ooh-- I want one *right now*!! They sound so good. And I have FIVE pounds of ground flaxseed from our co-op that I need to find more ways to use!

And paired with 60 or 70%... mmmm.

Thanks for sharing this!

Hugs!!

Wendy said...

Oh, that looks so good. We have a peanut allergy here, so I am always craving peanut butter since I rarely have it now.

Me said...

Ooooooh!! I have all the ingredients for this one!!

Joel and Jaime said...

Wow, that sounds yummy! I think I'll have to buy some flaxseed and try it!

bluemountainmama said...

i've been meaning to make these, because not to long ago, another friend posted about them. she said she always keeps some in her purse for a quick energy boost. i always keep a little bag of almonds, but sir laughsalot would like these much better.

thanks for reminding me! :) have a wonderful weekend....

Miriam said...

Mmm - these sound yummy. I love peanut butter snacks. Can't wait to try them. :)

Shelley said...

This looks healthy and like something my kids would love which makes me happy! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Sounds great. The country I live in does not sale powdered milk! Can you believe it? I think it is something political to keep people drinking milk.

QueenHeroical said...

I have to try these ... preferably with the chocolate but either way should be tasty.

Elise, thank you. I know you don't really know me, but I am very thankful for your sincere and kind comments -- helps me emmensely to know you are "listening" even to my oft times quiet corner. So to that, I add - I am listening and whispering out prayers for you too.

-Krina

Kimmie said...

Elise...these sound yummy! Hmm, this morning I noticed that we had two jars of peanutbutter going. Perhaps I will grab one out and give this a go.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

* we have adoption news-come by and see!

Erna said...

It was a hit here! :0) Thanks for sharing Elise! We're always looking out for healthy snacks and don't have a tonne of recipes so this is a nice addition to our recipe box. :0)

Ann V.@HolyExperience said...

Triple batch made here, Elise. Our kids all THANK the Hoopers. Kai is in bliss, dancing about the kitchen with delight...

Canadian farm gratitude to the happy Hoopers,
Ann

Kristin said...

These sound amazing and a great healthy snack...thanks for posting. I think my hubby will go for these too!

Michael said...

Hey...I just happen to have some flaxseed mixed with oat bran (adding it to oatmeal, wondering what else I can do with it)...now I can try it in this recipe! Thanks Elise (and Mom)! Sounds better than mixing it in juice and drinking it before it gets gooey! Which I've done a few times.
Groovy!

appliejuice said...

I have made these twice and my girls really like them. Thank you for the recipe.

Jennifer said...

I made these tonight and they are SO good! I substituted wheat germ for the flax seed, so I'll have to try the flax when I buy some more. Thanks for the recipe!

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