Grace’s Peanut Butter Balls

As promised, one of my favorite peanut butter recipes! This recipe has a resemblance to eating PB straight out of the jar, but it’s even better.  Plus, the few extra ingredients will make you feel a little less shamed than after moving a heaping spoonful of PB straight from the jar to your mouth.

These easy to prepare balls make delicious pick-me-up snacks.  Since they are packed with protein, they are great to have kept on hand and in the refrigerator to await you after hitting the gym.

If you want to make them even more heavenly, coat the balls in some melted semi sweet chocolate chips. This is a peanut butter lover’s dream dessert.


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tpsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup of Kashi GoLean cereal (or any other crunchy, not-to-sweet cereal you have lying around)
  • 3 Tbsp of raisins

In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the peanut butter. Place the peanut butter in a small bowl and warm in the microwave for 45 seconds.  Use a spatula to help transfer the PB into the large bowl.   Mix the ingredients.  Let cool, and then roll into 1 to 2 inch balls.

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    November 13, 2009 at 11:16 am

    What a great recipe.. Im gonna try this!! Im dying to see what they look like 🙂

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    November 13, 2009 at 11:42 am

    YUMS! I need to try this

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    The Candid RD
    November 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Nice! This is easy, I like it. Thanks for the recipe! I’ve never tried Trader Joe’s pb, only their almond butter, which is delicious.

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    November 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    This loooks delish. I’ve tried different concoctions along these lines, peanut butter mixtures that involve many other items, to stretch the peanutty goodness, so I’m not consuming 200+ cals in one bite. :/ I like mixing PB, protein powder, oats, honey, and a little bit of milk/water to soften the protein. Sort of like a breakfast cookie, but in truffle form, and not as much oats.

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    November 13, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Those sounds AMAAAZING. I LOVE carrots and PB!

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    November 13, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you so much! This looks great! I’m always looking for great new finds like this – I have such a sweet tooth – and this will be a great pre-dinner snack :)…not to mention more economical than buying a bunch of ‘natural’ bars that sell for almost $3 for each one!!

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    The voracious Vegan
    November 14, 2009 at 9:24 am

    WOW! Thank you for such an awesome recipe! Mmmm….peanut butter anything is alright with me, and making it healthier and TASTIER is definitely going to make these a hit in my house. Can’t wait to get started on these, thanks again!

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    November 14, 2009 at 10:41 am

    What a delicious, easy recipe! I can’t eat peanut butter, but I’ll try this with almond butter.

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    November 14, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    With carrots and raisins?!?! What a spectacular idea!! I have to try this with almond butter!!

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    Caroline G
    November 15, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    these sound awesome – I’m definitely making them soon!

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    November 16, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I like that this recipe includes veggies. And is so easy there isn’t any way I can mess it up!

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    March 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Kashi Go Lean is one of my favorite cereals, PB is one of my favorite foods, and carrots (an unusual ingredient for sweets) are in carrot cake which is, you guessed it, my favorite cake. Don’t see how this can miss. Defiitely trying it soon!

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