There is something fun about little snacks.
Energy bites, mini muffins, bite size cookies, mini pretzels, honey crisp balls…they are just adorable and fun to eat.
Honey crisp balls are beyond a doubt my favorite quick treat to make, and I have to admit my kids LOVE them too.
They take all of 10 min to whip up a whole batch and the ingredients are always in my kitchen.
Combine honey, crispy rice cereal, peanut butter and Juice Plus complete in a big bowl. Stir until everything is combined and scoop out balls. Using a cookie scoop like this one from Oxo keeps them all the same size and your hands don't get as sticky rolling them.
Place them on a baking sheet covered with foil, then freeze. This makes it a cinch to pick up the paper and pour them into a big freezer bag. To control portions and have a ready to go snack, put 2-3 in a snack size zip lock. Keeping them in the freezer ensures they won’t completely smoosh before you eat them if you take them on the go.
Keep Moving tip: Juice Plus complete is a whole food meal or snack replacement powder that I’m personally addicted to. It's all natural ingredients you can feel good about eating. It's perfect for a pre workout smoothie for early morning runs, afternoon snacks, pre practice meals for my kids in that crazy “finish your homework fast so we can make it to your practice on time…oh and eat this on the way” time. My whole family also eats the fruit and veggie capsules to ensure we have exposure to 26+ nutrient dense plants every single day. My distributor website is: www.livemorewith.juiceplus.com if you would like to order or have questions.
Aussie bites fit this “cute little snack” category too, and are filled with good for you whole food ingredients. You can certainly buy them at Costco or our local Raleys, but I love to make things from scratch whenever possible.
Rachel at The Stay at Home Chef created a great homemade recipe for aussie bites that comes out everytime. Coconut oil subbed for the oil is super yummy. I find these are a good recipe when I have a bit more time to gather ingredients and make a double batch. Makes me hungry just looking at it all.
Back to the honey crisp balls, here’s the recipe:
Juice Plus+ complete honey crisp balls
Makes 3 dozen, depending on scoop size.
1 cup Juice Plus Complete (Chocolate or Vanilla)
3 cups Rice Cereal
2/3 cup honey
2/3 cup Crunchy or Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
Variations: Add a few tablespoons of ground flax, chia seeds or even mini chocolate chips if you have them on hand.
Enjoy your “cute little snacks” and share your favorite cute little snacks below. Thank you for stopping by.
Keep moving mama.
Combining a love of real food, commitment to exercise, a home based business and a family without going over the edge is the balance I seek daily. There is a confidence that comes from combining these things into life.
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