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I am in search of a recipe for pb balls that my mom made when I was a kid.<br><br>
Here's the rundown of what she remembers was in them<br><br>
pb<br>
wheat germ<br>
powdered milk<br>
honey<br><br>
Anyone have this recipe or something similar? I know my ds would love them.<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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The only recipe for peanut butter balls I have is basically made of;<br>
peanut butter,<br>
confectionary sugar<br>
chocolate<br>
parafin and<br>
butter<br><br><br>
SUPER yummy, but not nearly as healthy as the one it sounds like you are looking for.<br><br><br>
Interested to see your recipe!
 

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Yes, I know the one you're talking about. My MIL uses it each Christmas to make "buckeyes".
 

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We used to make these to take on camping trips. I can't tell you amounts, just play with it until you get the consistency and taste you like.<br>
Peanut butter<br>
Powdered milk<br>
Honey<br>
Raw rolled oats<br>
Yum
 

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Dandy Candy<br><br>
1 cup peanut butter<br>
1 cup dry milk powder<br>
1/2 to 3/4 cup honey<br>
1 tsp vanilla<br><br>
Optional additions:<br>
1/2 cup carob powder or 1 cup granola, rolled oats or puffed cereal<br>
1/4 cup nuts, chopped or seeds. coconut, wheat germ, sesame seeds<br>
1 to 2 Tbs. water if mixture is too crumbly<br><br>
1. combine peanut butter, milk powder, honey and vanilla in bowl.<br><br>
2. mix with fork or spoon until ingredients are well blended.<br><br>
3. for fudgy candy, add carob powder.<br><br>
4. for chewy candy, add granola or oats.<br><br>
5. for crunchy candy add puffed cereal. These are a little harder to roll, so you may prefer to pat this mixture into a pan.<br><br>
6. chop nuts if oyu like.<br><br>
7. shape into balls or a log. Roll in coconut, wheat germ, sesame seeds or a combination of all three.<br><br>
8. cover or wrap in plastic wrap and put into refrigerator to chill for about an hour.<br><br>
If you made logs, slice into bite size bits after chilling.<br><br>
Hope this helps!<br><br>
Janis
 

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Is there powdered soy milk? If so, I would think that would work. Or just use powdered sugar.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Could something else be used in place of the powdered milk? We are dairy-free right now and this sounds like a yummy snack.</div>
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I use soy protein powder. It makes them almost like protein bars!<br><br>
My mom used to make these, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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JanisB - THANK YOU so much! I've been looking for this recipe forever! I knew an MDC mama could help me out! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm glad I could help!<br><br>
I actually pulled out my 1989 copy of Whole Foods For The Whole Family cookbook from LLL.<br><br>
I've not used it in awhile but thumbing through it sure brought back some wonderful memories of time spent in the kitchen with my wee ones. Babe in the sling, other kids helping to cook... *sigh* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Dang tears.. I'm such a softie!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm glad I could help!<br><br>
I actually pulled out my 1989 copy of Whole Foods For The Whole Family cookbook from LLL.<br><br>
I've not used it in awhile but thumbing through it sure brought back some wonderful memories of time spent in the kitchen with my wee ones. Babe in the sling, other kids helping to cook... *sigh* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
Dang tears.. I'm such a softie!<br><br>
Janis</div>
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I bet that is where my mom got the recipe! She was an avid LLL member when we were all tots! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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And I have wonderful memories being little and helping my mom make these! My mom was a LLL- member in the 1980s, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Mmmm… I think I might have to make a batch tonight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I was a leader in the late 80's till the mid 90's. My gosh I suddenly feel so old reading these posts about mom's having made these with *their* moms.<br><br>
Bad enough I am turning 40 on Saturday!<br><br>
I'm old! I'm old! I'm old! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was a leader in the late 80's till the mid 90's. My gosh I suddenly feel so old reading these posts about mom's having made these with *their* moms.<br><br>
Bad enough I am turning 40 on Saturday!<br><br>
I'm old! I'm old! I'm old! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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Oh no! Please don't feel old! This would have been the early 80's. Plus, I'm 24 and not a mama yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Happy Birthday!
 

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Okay, I made these over the weekend (thanks JanisB) and they are exacty what I remember and ds LOVES them! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> In fact, he was begging for ice cream last night after dinner and I told him no ice cream but he could have a pb ball. That made BOTH of us happy!
 

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hmmm. I remember eating these as a kid (or something like them) thanks for posting this! I am going to make a batch this afternoon with my 2yo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 
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