Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.29.14

Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Balls

This snack provides protein, calcium, and calories and is a yummy treat. For added texture, you can choose crunchy peanut butter or add chocolate chips or crispy rice cereal.

Adding dry milk provides extra calcium and protein. You won't even know it's there.

For added fiber and calories, add raising or chopped dried apricots to the peanut butter mixture.

Makes 12 balls.

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 30 minutes or less


  • 1/2 cup all-natural or regular creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup instant dry milk
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, optional
  • 1/4 cup crispy rice cereal, optional


  1. In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, dry milk, and confectioners sugar and stir to incorporate. It will take a little time to mix the dry ingredients into the peanut butter. Add the chocolate chips and rice cereal and stir will to combine. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (3 balls): Calories 255, Total Fat 17 g, Total Carbohydrate 17 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 11 g, Protein 9 g, Sodium 25 mg

Recipe from "What to Eat During Cancer Treatment" by The American Cancer Society.