My mom would make these for us as kids. They are the perfect snack to keep in the fridge and pull out when the “its five o’clock, I am only just starting dinner and everyone is yelling ‘Mom!! We are starving!!!’ hits.”
1 C. peanut butter (other nut butters work too)
1 C. dry milk powder – this is really the magic ingredient. It makes everything less sticky.
1/3 C. honey (or less)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 C. Cocoa powder
1/2 C. puffed rice cereal (my mom would also used crushed Wheaties)
1-2 Tbs water (if mixture is too crumbly
Optional – 1/4 cup shredded coconut
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Shape into balls with hands(about 1 rounded teaspoon each). Place on a cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator.