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A Little Sweet Something Extra

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Today we have an extra post with something sweet — my recipe for power balls.
These are a healthier sweet treat and with no baking required are perfect for summer.

Genie’s Power Balls

Ingredients:

3/4 c. natural peanut butter (without added sugars, oils, etc.  Peanuts and a maybe a little salt are all I want to see on the label.)  “Regular” peanut butter might work as well, but I haven’t tried it.

1/4 c. agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener – honey, brown rice syrup, etc.)

1 t. vanilla or almond extract

2 t. cinnamon

1/4 c. flaxseed

1/3 c. shredded unsweetened coconut

1/4 c. raisins or mini chocolate chips

1 c. oatmeal, quinoa flakes or crushed rice squares cereal).  I usually use the crushed cereal.  Remember to check labels if you need these products to be gluten free.

Directions:

1. Combine peanut butter, agave vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl.  Mix well to combine.

2.  Add remaining ingredients.  This may take a little work to get them all mixed in.

3.  Form into 1 t. sized balls using damp hands and place on waxed paper covered (or greased) plate.

4.  Put in refrigerator until firm and ready to eat.  Store in refrigerator or freezer.

 

I’m sharing this recipe at several blog hops around the web, please check them out:

Sugar and Spice Link Party

April J Harris of The 21st Century Housewife Hearth and Soul Blog Hop

Tuesdays with a Twist

Melt in you Mouth Monday