This Peanut Butter Snack Balls recipe can’t be beat in simplicity, and it truly is a fun treat – tasty, crunchy and the peanut butter makes it satisfying.

Peanut Butter Snack Balls Prep Time: 15 min
Ready In: 25 min

Servings: 2

½ cup Corn Flakes cereal, or Wheat Cereal
¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
Waxed Paper

Crumble the cereal in a bowl. Mix in the peanut butter, stirring thoroughly.
Form mixture into small balls.
Place on wax paper and put in freezer for 10 minutes or until hardened. Serve

Tips & Notes
Americans consume enough peanut butter each year to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon, according to Kansas State University. Peanut butter, invented in 1890 as a meat protein substitute, is made from ground-up peanuts. Peanuts are not nuts at all, but legumes. Peanut butter offers a nutrient-rich addition to your snacks, meals and desserts.
A two-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains 7 grams of protein. Your body uses the amino acids found in protein to build and repair muscle tissue. In addition to building metabolism-boosting muscles, protein-rich foods like peanut butter keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Peanut butter contains the same ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats as olive oil, according to Harvard Medical School. The poly- and monounsaturated fats in the spread lower your risk of developing heart disease by reducing the amount of harmful cholesterol in your bloodstream, and also prevent type 2 diabetes.
Excess sodium in your diet puts stress on your cardiovascular system, but potassium can counter the negative effects of sodium. It also helps your nerves function properly and aids in heart function. Peanut butter brands with added salt contain two times more potassium than sodium, and unsalted varieties are even more heart-healthy.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 106
Total Fat: 8.2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 110mg
Total Carbohydrates: 5.7g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Protein: 4.3g


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