It’s been a hot minute since I brought one of my old recipes out the archives and into the spotlight. I couldn’t let these Quinoa Peanut Butter Snack Balls be buried any longer. You need this healthy snack recipe in your life.
You only need five simple ingredients that you probably have hanging out in your pantry and these come together in a snap. Quinoa is the base of these little snack balls, giving them a great protein boost. Each ball is just 36 calories with almost 1.5 grams of protein and less than 1 gram of sugar.
These are perfect for when you need just a little something to tide you over before your next meal. I think the best part about these for me, though, is that they get my kids to eat quinoa. For whatever reason, my kids are not big quinoa fans. It isn’t from lack of exposure as I’ve been trying to get both of them to eat it since they were barely able to walk. It’s been the same reaction from them both. “I don’t like keeeeeeen-wah.” Oh, really? How about a peanut butter ball? “Yummmmmy!”
These are a naturally gluten-free and vegan snack. If you need them to be nut-free, substitute sunflower seed butter or soy butter for the peanut butter. They are very lightly sweet with a strong peanut butter flavor. I added some blackstrap molasses for a nutritional boost, but it’s optional so if you don’t have it, go ahead and make these without it.
These are perfect for back-to-school snacks. You can add them to your child’s lunch or save them for after school snacking. I hope you love them!Print