The Perfect Snack for Busy Homeschool Families
Life has a way of keeping us busy. You can struggle to keep all the “plates spinning” or “balls in the air.” One thing our family finds helpful is a snack that can keep the kids fueled even as we are knee-deep in our projects and activities. Yes, a little planning and preparation are required, but the result has come in handy to keep everyone happy and going strong!
What’s our go-to snack? PEANUT BUTTER BALLS!
Beware, though, these yummy treats can disappear too quickly if you are not careful.
Easy and Kid-Friendly Recipe
What makes them even more fantastic is that our children can get involved in making them! No cooking is necessary; it’s all about measuring, mixing, and rolling. With peanut butter balls on hand, there’s no need to fuss over making sandwiches when packing lunch for our homeschool adventures.
Peanut Butter Balls
- 2 cups Peanut Butter (pick your favorite) OR (use Almond Butter)
- 2 cups Honey
- 2 cups Powdered Milk
- 8 cups Oats (quick or old-fashioned)
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 – 2 cups Chocolate Chips (optional)
Other add-in ideas…coconut, chia seeds, flax seeds, white chocolate, or whatever you fancy!
- Mix the dry ingredients first and create a valley in the center.
- Add the peanut butter and honey into the valley.
- Use your hands to mix everything together – yes, it can get messy!
- If the mixture feels too dry, add more honey and peanut butter.
- Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls.
- No need to refrigerate – these snacks are ready to be packed and enjoyed on the go!
These yummy treats have become a staple in our household because they offer taste, nutrition, and convenience. They are incredibly satisfying and provide the energy boost our kids need.
Versatile and Customizable
Peanut butter balls offer endless opportunities for customization. Feel free to experiment with different types of nut butter- or add your favorite mix-ins like coconut, chia seeds, or even white chocolate. Get creative and tailor the recipe to suit your family’s preferences.
Take Them Anywhere
The portability of peanut butter balls makes them perfect for homeschool moms who are constantly on the move. Whether heading to the zoo, a field trip, or simply having a picnic in the park, these snacks eliminate the need for making sandwiches. Pack a few peanut butter balls, and you’re good to go!
A Great Snack Solution
As homeschool moms, we know how demanding life can be. Delicious and nutritious peanut butter balls are a great way to integrate cooking skills into your homeschool lesson plans. This snack is easy to grab on the way out of the door to co-op or a field trip. PLUS, kids stay fueled and energized throughout the day. So why not give them a try? Your kids will love them, and you’ll appreciate the convenience they bring to your busy homeschooling routine.
Let us know if you try this recipe or how you customize it!