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Peanut Butter Energy Bombs

This is a recipe my mommy used to make a lot when my brother and I were still living at home, mostly when we were little.  These were perfect to keep us from getting too hungry between meals, all the while being both healthy and just sweet enough to keep us from craving junk food.  My brother being a diabetic, anything that wasn't too good for us was forbidden except ice cream (which counts as dairy in a diabetic's diet) and the odd bag of chips (which they can eat in very small portions).   Best of all, they're very easy and quick to make!

You will need a rolling pin for this recipe.  My mom uses peanut butter, but of course you can use another kind.  I would go so far as to say that a natural nut butter may yield the best results.  Mom also uses corn syrup, but because it is not the best sweetener available (which we didn't know back then), I recommend melting panela/jaggery in water to make a caramel-like consistency, or using agave or maple syrup.  If using maple, only use the dark one as the other two  don't work - they're too liquid.

 

Ingredients:

 

One box of cereal, preferable a corn or bran flake or rice crispies, but nothing fancy - no dried fruits or nuts, just the actual cereal

Half a jar of peanut (or any other nut) butter, preferably natural (or more, if you want)

A few tablespoons of either:  corn syrup, agave, maple, caramel-like panela/jaggery

 

**Before starting, make sure you have enough space to put one or two large cookie sheets in your fridge to harden the energy bombs.

1- On a wooden cutting board, spread out an amount of cereal.  Pass the rolling pin over it until it is broken down into small pieces.  Put the crushed cereal in a mixing bowl and repeat until you have finished crushing the entire box.  Spoon peanut or nut butter on top of cereal and mix with a large wooden spoon.  When the cereal is completely covered with the  butter, add your sweetener and mix thoroughly.

2- Take out a cookie sheet.  With your hands, make small to medium-sized balls with the mix.  You may need  two cookie sheets depending on the size of ball you want.  I recommend the size of a ping-pong ball for small children as - like I said - these are ENERGY balls! For older children, you can go up to the size of an egg.

3- Put in fridge overnight so they harden well.  Store in a large tupperware container in the fridge.

4- Enjoy!

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  1. Veganara
    Veganara
    Vote no 2. They sound really yummy, like a crispy version of Akanksha's jaggery ladoo! I have never heard of either jaggery or panela over here, I must have a look for them, they are probably in the speciality stores.
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      The ladoos can be crispy too. It depends on how well the peanuts are roasted! This recipe is so much easier!
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      1. SnakeWitch
        They're similar yet different... and both yummy!
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  2. kristo
    kristo
    voted. so canadian-style. haha. My aunt that lives in muskoka makes something similar with melted chocolate on the outside. I'm craving peanut butter now.
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    1. SnakeWitch
      Yes, this has canuck written all over it!
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  3. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Very different but so simple to make....absolutely a no-flame recipe.......I luved it! yeaa rite they resemble laddooos..... Voted! :)
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    1. SnakeWitch
      I admit, it was the ladoo recipe that made me remember this one.
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  4. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Also plz check out my latest on Buck Wheat...
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  5. Akanksha
    Akanksha
    This is awesome! Loved it incredibly :-)
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    1. SnakeWitch
      Thanks!
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  6. Anita Vegana
    I love this! Quick and easy - my kind of treat. I voted.
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    1. SnakeWitch
      Thanks!
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  7. VeganGreenie
    Nice recipe!
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    1. SnakeWitch
      Thanks!
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  8. Marita Gold
    Mmmm, I love the sound of these! Voted.
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  9. Roopam
    This is creative and so quick to make too. I love learning sweet recipes that are easy to prepare. Voted!
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  10. JustVegan
    That sounds great. voted. if you get a chance do check out my new post on zucchini sandwich.
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  11. BoosterL16
    This looks easy, and now that I make near everything from scratch for a family of 5, easy is an asset. I can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!
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