Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

I have to be honest and tell you that really the only reason this blog is still up and running is because I refer to it rather often. If Fix Me A Snack disappeared I’d be pretty pissed over all the recipes I’d lose. If I was smart, I’d print some of the important ones out. But I haven’t gotten around to it.

After doing this for more than a few years, it’s pretty clear that I’m not going to be the next Food Network Star. I’m proficent in the kitchen, but there’s nothing terribly ground-breaking going on here. So why do I blog? The only reason I can see is that it makes me a better cook. It keeps me wondering about healthy snacks and healthy food in general for my family. Other than that I don’t get much out of it. I’m kind of down on social media these days. I have no blogging friends. Comments on my posts are minimal (wah). I don’t make any money and don’t have the will to improve my SEO or the compulsion to share intimate details of my life along with millions of photos.

But it’s a recipe like this that will keep the blog alive. I will be referring to this one for years to come just like I did with its predecessor, Almond Butter Balls. My kids love it. The inspiration for the recipe comes, in part, from Food Doodles’ No Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies. It’s kind of like the two recipes were combined.

Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup crispy rice cereal

Place the dates and peanuts in the bowl of a food processor and pulse for about 60 seconds. Add the honey, vanilla, peanut butter, and salt. Pulse for another 20-30 seconds. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the cereal and mix well. Take about one tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll it into a ball. Serve or store in the freezer in an airtight container.

Yield: 22 balls
Prep-time: 15 minutes


  1. Litia
    5:35 am on July 9th, 2013

    Thank you for recipe!

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody
    10:15 pm on January 12th, 2014

    Hi there! Just came across your site tonight while searching for whole wheat pizza dough recipes and had a little time between risings for a second look… Too bad you’ve not posted for a while, I’ve been enjoying your posts: )
    But tell me, have you ever considered using rolled oats instead of “Crispiez Rice” cereal in the peanut butter balls? I know, they’d lose some of their charm, but just a thought; )

  3. Leigh Anna
    2:20 pm on February 1st, 2014

    Please don’t stop blogging! I’ve got your site on Pinterest, and I see others pinning it regularly. If your site helps even a fraction of those pinners get their kids off of processed snacks, you will be doing them an enormous service of incalculable value. The kids (and moms) of the world need your site!

  4. excellent recipe,like with your site.thanks so much!