My 8-year-old has been coming home from school "hangry." She insists that she is NOT hungry, in the grumpiest manner possible. It would be cute if it weren't so annoying. I decided to give her something with dessert appeal so she'd eat despite "not being hungry," but nourishing enough to not cause a blood sugar crash later. She loves these. I'm working on a more Indian version so it will be worthy of the name "laddoo"; perhaps cashew and coconut with some cardamom.
1/2 c unsweetened peanut butter
1/3 c honey
3/4 c rolled oats
1/2 c unsweetened dessicated coconut, toasted until golden brown
1/2 c wheat germ
1/2 c mini chocolate chips
Mix ingredients together in order listed. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into 1" balls, buttering hands if necessary. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Balls will firm up and become easier to handle in fridge. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.
Labels: nuts, quick