For an afternoon snack, try this nutritious alternative to a candy bar

honey-milk-ballsFinding an afternoon snack that does not contain too much sodium or sweetener can often prove challenging while at work or on the go, says Easter H. Tucker, interim family and consumer sciences program leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Preparing a snack with nutritional benefits before work can help ensure Arkansans have something healthy to reach for when in need of a burst of energy in the afternoon.

“The recipe for honey milk balls by the USDA Mixing Bowl offers a nutritious alternative to a candy bar,” she said. “Packed with calcium and protein, the delicious treats can serve as a great addition to the office break room or as an after-school snack for children.”

Ingredients

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dry milk, non-fat
1/2 cup cereal (crushed)

Directions
1. Mix honey and peanut butter.

2. Gradually add dry milk and mix well.

3. Chill for easier handling.

4. With greased hands, form the mixture into small balls.

5. Roll in crushed cereal flakes.

6. Chill until firm.

7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes
Honey should not be given to children less than one year of age.

Source: USDA Mixing Bowl

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