Niagara Gazette — The following recipe is delicious, easy to make and by placing the Energy Balls in cupcake papers, they are easy to grab and eat on the go. At 110 calories each, they make a healthy alternative to a sugary snack. Try one with a glass of low-fat or skim milk.
¼ cup reduced fat peanut butter
¼ cup honey
½ cup dry powdered nonfat milk
1 ½ cups corn flakes cereal
Mix peanut butter, honey, and powdered milk until no clumps are present. Mix in 1 cup of corn flakes until evenly distributed. Roll into 8 ping-pong size balls. Crush remainder of corn flakes in a bowl. Roll balls in corn flakes to coat outside. Place balls in plastic wrap or air tight containers.
Refrigerate if you want them chewy, store at room temperature if you want them softer.
Yields about 8 servings
Nutrition: Calories 110, Calories from Fat 25, Total Carbohydrates 18g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 4g, Calcium 6%. Source: Eat Fit (University of California Cooperative Extension)
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Jennifer Grier is an administrative assistant for Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play, a 5-year grant funded by the NYS Department of Health to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County.