Thursday, February 4, 2010

Paula Deen's Lean: Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls. Is there really anything that can be done to a recipe that is made up almost entirely of this peanutty spread? If you are looking to cut tons of fat, I'm afraid that is not going to happen. But by choosing the right ingredients and understanding the nutritional benefits, at least we can feel better about indulging in one or two. This little sweet treat can actually become a protein-packed, nutritionally charged, energy booster. The perfect little snack! Here's how...

PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
Makes About 2 Dozen

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Nature's Promise Organic Creamy Peanut Butter

1 cup Nature's Promise Organic Wild Flower Honey

2 cups powdered milk

1-1/2 cups Kellogg's Special K

DIRECTIONS:

Crush the cereal and place in a shallow dish or bowl. Set aside. Mix all of the remaining ingredients until you get a thick, massive, peanut-buttery mess (a thick mixture). Using a tablespoon, spoon off pieces of the mixture. Roll them into walnut-sized balls and roll them in the crushed cereal. Place them on a tray lined with wax paper. Refrigerate.

RESULTS:

I am so happy with the way these Peanut Butter Balls turned out. They are really delicious! For someone that exercises on a regular basis, pre and post workout nutrition is very important. These Peanut Butter Balls have been great for fueling and refueling my workouts. They are convenient, small and not too heavy on your stomach while active. In just one little ball, they pack a powerful punch of proteins, fats and carbohydrates; all essential nutrients for the body. By using organic, natural products, I know that the ingredients are not full of added sugar, lard or other fillers. Just the peanuts and honey; pure and simple.



Overall, this recipe is worth making. Whip up a batch and keep them in your fridge for a convenient, healthy and satisfying snack. If you aren't a fan of Special K, try other healthy cereals or crushed nuts. Get creative! It's easy to make this snack fit you. ENJOY!




4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Yummy! I wonder how it would turn out if you used agave nectar instead of the honey? They look so so good!

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  2. This sounds so good - and perfect for workouts!

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  3. Just stopping by from SITS

    Those peanut butter balls looks yummy ...must try !!

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  4. Will give these a try. They look awesome! Stopping by from SITS.

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