Monday, August 30, 2010

Low-Point No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Desserts! We need more desserts on this blog! 
This simple recipe for No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls is a cinch to make. However, this blog entry comes with a warning: Readers beware that it is hard to eat just one of these no-bake peanut butter balls, so in an effort to alleviate this problem I highly recommend you doubling this recipe. :)

Low-Point No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
1/4 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
2 Tbs. sugar substitute (Splenda)
2 Tbs. water
3/4 cup lightly crushed cereal (Honey Kix, Rice Krispies, Cheerios, etc.) I used Honey Kix for this recipe
1/4 cup dry milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup raisins or nuts (I used chopped almonds for this recipe)
Place peanut butter, dry milk, and Splenda in a bowl. Add vanilla and water; blend well. Stir in cereal and raisins/nuts. Shape into about 12 balls. To store cookies, place in a covered container and refrigerate. For a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total Servings = 12
Serving size = 1 ball
Points per serving = 1.2 points
Tip: If you use Peter Pan Whipped Creamy Peanut Butter and leave out the almonds, each ball = .5 points
Tip #2:  Roll balls in a little bit of cocoa for no added points but great-tasting flavor.
Tip #3: Add a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips to the batter before rolling into balls for your chocolate/peanut butter fix -- for virtually no extra points.

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