Almond Butter Balls

When all else fails, I usually have some almond butter balls in my freezer. These are a little tricky to form into balls. But that’s because they have a fraction of the honey most recipes for peanut butter balls call for and they have glorious crispy rice cereal which makes them crunchy!

Feel free to replace the almond butter with cashew or peanut. I used natural-style almond butter. But this recipe is extremely flexible so feel free to experiment.

3/4 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup crispy brown rice cereal
2 tablespoons wheat germ
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small mixing bowl, stir the powdered milk, cereal, wheat germ, flaxseed, and salt until combined. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir the almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract with a rubber spatula until combined. Add the powdered milk mixture and stir until uniform.

The mixture may be on the crumbly side. To form into balls, take a tablespoon of the mixture and squeeze it with your hands more than roll it. I pass it back and forth between my hands squeezing and rolling gently with my fingers as I pass. This might be tough for kids to master. If the mixture is too crumbly, add more of something gooey such as honey or even a tablespoon of vegetable, coconut, or flax oil.

Serve or store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw for a couple minutes before serving.

Yield: 30 balls
Prep-time: 20 minutes

Author: Cindy

Born in Charleston. Raised in the Silicon Valley. Live near Hartford, Connecticut with my husband and two children. We have lots of tropical fish.

15 thoughts on “Almond Butter Balls”

  1. My son today when I told him that the Almond Butter Balls that he loves have lots of good-for-you stuff in them, “Really? You mean these are actually healthy?” Good stuff, to be sure!

  2. This recipe is fantastic. What fond memories – My mom used to make something like this too. If I remember right, it was some kind of hippie cook book (or Up with People cook book – Is that possible?) I am tucking this recipe away. Thanks!

    1. I tried about 20 different recipes for pb balls before I came up with this one. It feels like it is rightly my own, but there certainly might be one just like it out there. I don’t have the Up With People cookbook. I’ll have to check it out.

  3. So want to make these for my guys. Hey, do you think they would work with sunflower butter? My Noah’s school is nut-free, but I still like to send treats…

    Also, for at home snacks, can I use peanut butter?

  4. I have yet to work with sunbutter. But I imagine it and peanut butter would be fine. The consistancy is what’s important…sort of oily, but substanial goo.

  5. I just made these this afternoon and my two little ones were eating them almost as fast as I was rolling them into balls. I think that makes them a hit. I used PB instead of almond butter and they turned out great.

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