KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Looking for a protein-packed snack for your kids when they go back to school?
Look no further! Culinarian Laurent Lane shows FOX4 these no-bake, kid-approved power balls include nutrients and protein for your kids.
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter, or nut butter
- 1/2 cup raw honey, and more as needed to form sticky mixture
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, white chocolate, mini M&M’s, or caramel chips
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries, dried blueberries, or dried cherries
- 1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons flax seed
- In a food processor, pulse all ingredients until fully combined. Alternately mix all ingredients in a bowl. (They are a little harder to form into a ball mixing by hand, but I do it by hand and it’s fine)
- Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper.
- Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and portion the dough into balls of desired size. Squeeze the dough together until it forms a ball.
- If the dough is too crumbly, add more honey and refrigerate another 15 minutes.
- Store balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerate overnight.
- For nut allergies: In place of the almond or peanut butter, try sunflower seed butter.