Friday, May 29, 2009

Peanut Butter Power Pops!

Like my Power Bar recipe, I developed this snack for a very specific reason. My oldest daughter, Rainbow, takes ballet all afternoon on Wednesdays. After a long day of school she didn't always have the energy to take her through the class. She often told me that she had a headache on the way home.

I thought that she needed more than a little carbohydrate snack to sustain her through her class. So, I created Peanut Butter Power Pops. (Think pop them in your mouth, not Popsicles.) They have a combination of protein and carbohydrates that provides continued energy... and they are an easy car snack.

The recipe is actually quite simple to make. Here are the ingredients:

First, mix together the peanut butter and honey. This recipe works best if the sticky mixture is in the bottom of the bowl, rather than adding it on top.

Next, in a separate bowl, mix together the protein, cashews, almonds and raisins.

Mix the sticky and dry ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined. They will almost form a ball, but not quite.

Press the dough together into small, bite size balls and place on wax paper. Refrigerate until firm. Store in an air tight container.
Here Rainbow is moving the Power Pops closer together so she can fit more onto the wax paper. The recipe will make twice what you see here.



~*Michelle*~ said...


These look fantastic! And I love that they are easy. That is the only kind of recipes I try out. :)

TeresaR said...

These do sound great! And they sound a bit like the pb granola bar recipe that I just tried a couple of days ago. We sure do love pb!