I for sure thought someone was going to guess both of the ingredients. However, to my surprise, only one of the ingredients was guessed...Brown Rice Syrup.
I guess the real "mystery ingredient was Chex Cereal (crunched up, of course). The closest guess was puffed rice cereal. My favorite guess was Cauliflower and Onions. LOL. Creative, I tell yah.
Yes- these balls are crunchy and delicious! Brown Rice Syrup isn't as sweet as I thought it was going to be. This is actually the first time I have ever used it in a recipe. I am sure honey would work just as well and will give your balls a sweeter taste.
The nice thing about these balls is that there is no food processor required, but you are more than welcome to try the recipe with one if you'd like! I actually just crunched the Chex cereal using a spoon, but I am sure your fingers would work just as good!
Peanut Butter Crunch Balls
-1C Chex Cereal
-1/4C smooth peanut butter
-1/4C brown rice syrup
-optional: cocoa for rolling
1. Begin by crunching ~1C of Chex cereal into fine little pieces.
2. Then, add the pb and brown rice syrup and mix-crunch-mix-crunch- mix! You will probably want to keep crunching the cereal at this point.
3. Using your hands, take the mixture and compress it into a ball in your hands.
So good. Can't wait to play around with more flavors!
PS: The winner of my giveaway was....Amy Carpenter!
(I asked Twitter for a random number, and 44 was the first I heard!
Authors: College Foodie Finds