Monday, February 8, 2010

Peanut Butter Jelly Balls (and a baseball bat!)

I halved this recipe from "What to Expect the Toddler Years." I didn't read "What to Expect When You're Expecting", but I really liked the one for the first year. I just picked up the toddler book the other day. It has a few interesting recipes in the reference. These pack a pretty good protein punch.

1/2 c peanut butter (I used Jif natural. I have tried and tried to use the non-sweetened all natural peanut butter, but I just can't get into it! I hate how it separates.)
1/4 c dry milk
1/4 c wheat germ (this has lots of nutritional value-vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium...)
1 c cold cereal (I used O's)
1/2 c finely chopped apricots (I used golden raisins)
1/4 c apple juice concentrate (I used apricot juice I had in the fridge)
Fruit-Juice sweetened Jam or Jelly (I used Polaner all-fruit, raspberry)
Makes 30 peanut butter balls

Mix all ingredients except jelly. Shape into one inch balls and make indention on the top of each one (it was difficult to make much of dent without the whole ball falling apart). Cover with wax paper and refrigerate until firm (about 20 minutes). Fill the indention with a dab of jelly.

I put them in freezer and transfered to zip top freezer bags. Now I have some healthy little snacks ready to go!

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