Peanut Butter for the Hungry

Peanut Power BallsServes: Makes 20 servings
Cooking Time: Cook 3 min, refrigerate 30

Instead of a taking store-bought energy bars on your next hike – try these. They taste great, transport beautifully without crumbling and are a lot less expensive when you make them yourself.


2 cups granola 500 mL
1⁄3 cup chopped peanuts 75 mL
1/4 cup dried cranberries 50 mL
1/4 cup dried raisins 50 mL
1/4 cup wheat germ or ground flax 50 mL
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds 30 mL
2 tbsp shredded coconut 30 mL
1/2 cup honey 125 mL
1/2 cup peanut butter 125 mL


In a large bowl, stir granola with peanuts, cranberries, raisins, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds and coconut. In a small saucepan bring honey to boil. Boil vigorously for approximately 30 seconds then whisk in peanut butter. Add to granola mixture and stir to combine.

While mixture is warm, firmly form into 1½-inch (3.5 cm) balls. Refrigerate until firm. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. Twist balls in waxed paper for perfect portability.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 144.1
Protein: 3.9 g
Total Fat: 6.6 g
Carbohydrates: 19.7 g
Dietary Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 51.7 mg