In my endless quest to find protein packed snacks for my son, I found Peanut butter Bites.
I made these the first time as the recipe states, except I substituted Sunbutter (Sunflower seed butter) for the peanut butter. My son is allergic to peanuts and all tree nuts and all of God’s great outdoors. I forced him to try one. He hated it.
I now have given up on finding him the perfect protein filled snack. He is sixteen years old. He knows what he can and can not eat. If he decides to go hungry when there is plenty of good healthy foods around him, then that is his choice.
Our household Motto: Don’t like it, Don’t eat it, Go Hungry, and Don’t complain.
My two youngest girls loved the Peanut Butter Bites and ate every last one of them. I allow two at a time, twice a day. Maybe three. The second batch was made with all natural peanut butter and I added 3 TB of cocoa. Yummy! They stay in the refrigerator until the girls start begging for them. Next batch will be made with almond butter, since it is my favorite.
- 1/2 cup natural almond butter or natural peanut butter or natural sunbutter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 3 TB cocoa
- 3 TB sucanant or honey
- 2 TB chocolate chips ( I didn’t add these because, once the girls have the chips, they won’t eat the Monkey Cookies without them)
Combine almond butter and vanilla and mix well. Add remaining ingredients, kneading well with a wooden spoon. Form into 1inch balls.
Store in refrigerator.
Sir Son has called these Monkey Cookies. If anyone has watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, you’ll know why. 😉
My next healthy snack will be Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. The girls well eat these up in no time. Sir Son may or may not like them. He likes chocolate chips and he likes bananas; however, he is allergic to bananas unless they are cooked. We think… Maybe I’ll have him take a bite while I hold the Epi-pen. I am a great mother, I like to be prepared.