Rice krispies peanut butter balls, a healthy back to school snack to fill you up with energy. Why munch on a sugary snack, when you can make these healthy balls with only a few ingredients: yummy rice krispies, finger-licking peanut butter, delicious ripen banana, nutritious oats, and a bit of good-quality cocoa powder. And nothing else, no loads of powdered sugar, no junk. You won’t believe how tasty these balls are!
l don’t know about you, but l can’t possibly go through the day without a snack. I get so hungry in between meals, and just fruit or vegetables to munch on, won’t fill me up. And when l get hungry, there’s always the danger of reaching out for proper junk. We all know the truth behind all these so-called healthy cereal bars that supermarks try to fool as with as being the best thing you can possibly have. Yeah, right!
Check the package and you’ll be shocked how much sugar, syrup and other additives they have. They are anything but healthy. The sad thing is that we tend to believe without doubting, thus feeding ourselves and our kids with calory bombs. We can do so much better!
While l won’t deny that the rice krispies have their fair share of sugar, they are probably less sugary than other cereals out there. And this is why there really isn’t any need of adding any more refined sugar. Plus, we have the banana that is naturally sweet and does a great job at bringing the ingredients together to shape them into balls.
Same does the peanut butter, the rich, nutritious and delicious spread we can’t have enough of. Careful though what kind of brand you buy, some of them have nasty ingredients added. I always go for the Whole Earth ones, they are the best.
And guess who was trying to steal the balls when mummy was getting her camera ready? My cheeky monkey Amy with her chubby little hands. I always try to take photos while she has her afternoon nap, since l know how mischievious she is, but this time l was busy with her little baby sister, and did not finish on time. She was so cute though, she wanted badly to see what mummy was up to. Were those balls for playing, or what? She did get a few as well, and she loved them. If Amy likes something, it must be really good then!
The amounts listed below make about 10 balls, depending on what size the have. If you prefer bars, rather than balls, just place the mixture onto a non-stick tray and chill in the fridge for about an hour to firm up a bit.
Oats can be omitted if you only want to use rice krispies, just add half a cup more. You really don’t need a measurement cup here, just a plain tea cup/mug would do. Other than that, just enjoy your snack. Looking for more healthy snacks? What about some no-sugar chocolate oat bars?
Rice krispies peanut butter balls with no refined sugar added, a healthy snack to fill you up with energy.
- 1 cup rice krispies
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 5 tbsp oats
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
Peel the banana, then use a fork to mash it.
Add the peanut butter and mix well until you get a smooth paste.
Add the rice krispies, oats and cocoa powder, mix well, then shape 10 balls.
Refrigerate for one hour before serving.