“Nut Butter” Rice Crispy Balls #SundaySupper

'Nut Butter' Crispy Balls

This week, Sunday Supper is looking at recipes for getting kids Back to School. While my kids are too young (they’re in daycare year round), I’m always on the look out for easy, healthy snacks and meals for my picky toddler. It’s especially difficult for me because daycare is nut-free – and my little one loves peanut butter, raw nuts, trail mix, etc.

In an effort to introduce some variety into her school snacks, I dug into my copy of Weelicious Lunches and picked out this healthy variation on the classic rice crispy treats. Much to my dismay, Little Miss. Picky wouldn’t even taste them, but my husband and I enjoyed these treats for a couple of weeks.

“Nut Butter” Rice Crispy Balls

Adapted from Weelicious Lunches (p. 298)

Makes 25-30 balls

Ingredients:'Nut Butter' Crispy Balls

  • 2/3 c. sunflower seed butter
  • 3/4 of 2/3 c. honey
  • scant 4 c. gluten-free brown rice crispy cereal

Combine sunflower seed butter and honey in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until the two are combined. Remove from heat and let cool slight.

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Fold in cereal until cereal is completely coated.

Lay wax or parchment paper on the counter. Use an ice cream scoop or two spoons to portion out rice crispy balls. Roll each ball between wet palms. If desired, individually wrap rice crispy balls in wax or parchment paper.

Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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