Peanut Butter Snack Time

I may or may not be addicted to peanut butter. In part, I blame Twitter. It was a few months ago when Jessica Jenkins was Tweeting about Peanut Butter & Co. while she was settling into her first year of professional basketball in Iceland. Of all the athletes I’ve covered in my sports-writing career, she’s among my Top 5 favorites. She’s also a personal trainer and ridiculously fit. If Peanut Butter & Co. was good enough for Jessica Jenkins, it was good enough for me. In fact, I had slight withdrawal symptoms last month when I flew to Providence, R.I. for the NCAA men’s hockey tournament and couldn’t bring along my special brand of peanut butter. Luckily, I survived.

But I needed something to keep me from sitting around with a spoon and a jar, especially as I entered my taper zone where I am hungry and cranky all the time. Enter this recipe from PopSugar Fitness for No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls. Enjoy.

no-bake peanut butter balls

No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used Mighty Maple from Peanut Butter & Co.)
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrated, thawed

Directions

  1. Combine peanut butter, milk powder and coconut in a large mixing bowl
  2. Stir in oats, ground cinnamon, wheat germ and apple juice concentrate until thoroughly combined.
  3. Shape the mixture into 16 one-inch balls.
  4. Chill at about an hour before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

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