Prior to starting to my new job I had plenty of time to peruse various social media outlets. In that perusal I happened upon a divine recipe, that is already a household hit for Pat and I.
I found this recipe via The Lean Green Bean blog I follow. The thing that made me interested is that they are no bake- so could be a perfect piece of my weekly meal prep (she used them for her weekly meal prep too).
The other thing that got me- I LOVE NUT BUTTERS. Almond, peanut, cashew…. I use them as a way to combat my pesky sweet tooth. So these are a majestic substitution.
I did not deviate a whole lot from her recipe- but if you’re a frequent reader – you know I typically do deviate from recipes to some degree- and this was no exception.
Her exact recipe can found on the link above, and below is what I did:
> 3 1/2 cups Rice Chex cereal
> 1 cup dried cherries
> 1 cup peanut butter
> 1/3 cup honey
> 1 cup seeds (I did a combo of chia, and pumpkin)
> 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
I placed the cereal in a bowl and crushed up as directed – then added the seeds, and cherries, then the other ingredients.
I also have to say that the bulk section of our local Kroger made this not only an easy recipe but a low cost recipe ~ $15.11- and that’s including me adding in some cost from my protein powder that was already on hand.
Total yield was 22 balls – so each ball is about $.68, not too shabby.
Macros for them taking into account my protein powder and the type of peanut butter (I also did a whole cup of dried fruit, instead of 1/2)- these would be the main variable that would (moderately) impact the macronutrients.
Doing this also helps me- I might be an RD but sometimes things like fat, salt, and sugar sneak up on me- and this gives me ideas on where I might make substitutions.