Oooh Yeah: Organic Peanut Butter and Honey Balls

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A messy countertop is a happy kitchen!

There are dozens of recipes floating around out there for the old-fashioned kids’ treat that is peanut butter & honey balls, but we found this is a good, solid way to make them with organic ingredients. We are lucky enough to have local mountain honey from our wonderful neighbor Maria and are very grateful for it!  K remembers his mom making these for him when he was a kid and they are the easiest thing for little kids to make all by themselves.  It’s a yummy way to learn about measurements too!

Method

Mix 1/2 cup organic peanut butter and 1/4 cup honey in a bowl.  Mush with a fork until combined.  Sprinkle about 1/2 cup organic dry powdered milk in and begin mixing with clean hands.  Oooh yes, it is fun to do the mushin’!  You can also add a couple of drops of vanilla if you prefer. Knead the mixture a bit and add a little more powdered milk if necessary to make the dough firm but not crumbly.  Roll into balls and put on plate. We like to refrigerate them and find that they taste best that way.  You can stuff a couple of carob or chocolate chips into each one as a little “surprise” if you’d like.

I am always on the hunt for healthy treats and snacks for kids so don’t hesitate to shoot some ideas this way if you care to share!

Good thoughts, Karen

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5 thoughts on “Oooh Yeah: Organic Peanut Butter and Honey Balls

  1. How lovely to see. I used to do all that with my girlies when they were small, such a great thing to do, just spending time chatting and laughing 🙂

    • Thank you for writing! I was just looking at Captain as she sleeps and feeling sentimental thinking about how, one day, I would give anything to be with her at this age of 5. Laughing, her little hands, making peanut butter balls….

      • an it all goes in, they may not remember the specifics of the things you did, but they know you were there, listening, laughing, helping. Not a minute wasted – ever 🙂

  2. kwinds

    I don’t like carob (wish i did!) but I’ll try them with chocolate or peanutbutter chips!

    • You are right scarletrosita! I really like your blog by the way and am following. Your food (and methods) look scrumptious! Cheers from Sequoia National Forest in California!

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