I did end up making a desert last night. I made “No Bake Peanut Butter Balls”. Which is similar to the recipe I made a week or so ago called “Peanut Butter Energy Balls“.
My oldest son stopped over with my grandson. I gave him a bag full of the “No Bake Peanut Butter Balls”. As he really likes peanut butter. Plus, he is in to fitness and healthy snacks or healthy alternative snacks. He says he likes this recipe better. As it is a bit sweeter and chewy. Great to have before, during and after a workout.
I do enjoy hearing how well my recipes go over. My oldest boy will take them to work or to the YMCA when he has a work out, where he will share them.
1/2 softened butter
2 cups Stevia or other alternative sugar
1/2 cup of milk
3 cups of rolled oats
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon Chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon flax seeds
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 cup coconut
In a medium to large sauce pan, melt peanut butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir til everything is blended together. Bring to a boil for three minutes. Turn down heat to simmer. Simmer for two minutes. Remove from heat. Add in the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
You can use a spoon or the smallest cookie scoop to drop one by one on wax paper. Allow to cool.
*** If you need them to set up faster. Place them in the freezer to cool.
*** This recipe can be changed up by adding different dried fruits, nuts or chocolate chips to the mix.
*** Instead of peanut butter. Add Cocoa mix. You will make a chocolate no bake ball. I make one using the powder from my instant vanilla or mocha cappuccino mix.
Photo taken by and copyrighted to me, Sandy KS aka rusty2rusty.