Everyday Mom's Meals: Springtime Snack with Peanut Butter & Co. {A Giveaway}

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Springtime Snack with Peanut Butter & Co. {A Giveaway}

I don't know how it is in your house, but when the temps start to rise, and we are spending more and more time outdoors, our appetites begin to rise with them. I guess we're so busy and doing so many fun activities outside, instead of sitting inside avoiding the cold of winter, we burn more calories and need to refuel more often. 

And then when summer vacation arrives (In this house, that's in 17 days...not that I'm counting or anything!) it takes me a few days to remember I'm responsible for feeding this little person lunch every.single.day. until school starts again! Not to mention snacks while he is enjoying time outside, or while we are on the go doing all the things we love to during summer. 

Needless to say, easy, effortless, yummy snacks are a must in this house! They have to be something you can eat with your hands, no matter what you're doing, and they need to give us the energy we need to suck every last drop of fun out of summer we can! 

That's exactly what I had in mind when I created these using my buddy's Peanut Butter & Co's The Bees Knees Peanut Butter! My son loves the flavor of peanut butter and honey. In fact, during the school year, it's one of his favorite sandwiches for me to pack in his lunch. So when I remembered a friend telling me about these no bake peanut butter balls she makes for snacks after her trip to the gym, I knew this peanut butter would be perfect in them! 

If you love peanut butter, you're going to flip for these. If you love no bake sweets, you're going to flip for these. If you love coconut, you're going to flip for these. (Oh, and if you don't, you can easily roll them in something else. Chopped nuts perhaps!) These are so easy, even the kids can get in the kitchen and help make them. Yet another thing we love to do during summer vacation...usually on rainy days! 

The summer months are just around the corner, and your family is going to need extra energy to stay ahead of the sun. So be sure to make a big batch of these for them to nibble on while around the pool, enjoying a ball game, having a picnic, whatever summer means to you. Oh, and Peanut Butter & Co. wants to send (1) lucky winner 2 jars of The Bee's Knees to try in your kitchen! Just scroll down for the giveaway!! 

No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Balls 
1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. Peanut Butter & Co. Bee's Knees Honey
1 tsp. vanilla
2 pinches salt
1/3 c. sweetened flaked coconut

Place oats in a food processor and pulse until very fine. (Think flour consistency) In a large bowl add ground oats, peanut butter, vanilla and salt. Stir well. Using a cookie scoop, form balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in coconut. Place in fridge for 1 hour to set. Refrigerate leftovers.

Shared on The Country Cook May 16, 2014

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Disclaimer: As a member of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Yum Squad food blogger club, I received product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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