Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Peanut Butter Granola Balls



I found this little snack in a magazine and thought it would be a good snack for all of us - but lo and behold when checking out ingredients - rice krispies are NOT gluten free! They have barley malt and barley has gluten. Looks like some of the health food brands might have one that is gluten free - will have to research this a little further. Anyway, even though they are not gluten free they make a great snack for the kids - and they love them! If you find a gf rice krispie cereal you can easily make them gluten free by using gf oats as well.
****Update****
I did find gluten free rice krispies and made these and they were yummy



Peanut Butter Granola Balls




1/3 cup honey (I use local, raw honey)


1/4 cup natural peanut butter (I use Adams)


2 Tablespoons butter


1 cup crisp rice cereal


1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) and if you are making it gluten free be sure and use gluten free oats


1/4 cup dried fruit (I use cranberries)




Place rice cereal, rolled oats and dried fruit in a medium bowl and set aside.




In a small saucepan over medium, heat honey, peanut butter, and butter. Stir until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over cereal mixture.




Drop mixture by tablespoon (I use my smallest pampered chef scoop) into mini cupcake liners placed in a mini muffin pan. Refrigerate about 15 minutes until set. To store, refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week (if they last that long)




Makes about 24

1 comments:

Marian said...

These look yummy! If you want to use an organic peanut butter that is also aflatoxin free check out the peanut butter at http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_peanut_butter.htm. It's great tasting peanut butter. :)