They come together quickly as the ingredients are heated on the stove, then blended, scooped onto a baking sheet, and cooled in the fridge for 15min. These would be perfect on a hot summer day when you don't feel like putting the stove on. This recipe doubles nicely as well.
PEANUT BUTTER-GRANOLA BALLS
from Everyday Food Magazine, April 2007
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup crisp rice cereal (I use Nature's Path Rice Puffs)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup dried fruit (I've used raisins or dried apricots sliced into small pieces)
In a small saucepan over medium, heat honey, peanut butter, and butter. Stir until loosened and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cereal, oats, and dried fruit.
Drop mixture by the tablespoon into mini paper cupcake or candy liners (I scoop them by Tablespoonful onto a baking sheet lined with Silpat). Place on a rimmed baking sheet, and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.
Happily submitted to Frugal Fridays over at Life As Mom and Family Friendly Fridays over at Mommie Cooks!