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Honey Nut Balls {Kiddie Treat}

I took yesterday off and used it as a “processing” day. It definitely helped. I needed to switch my mindset from buying a home in San Diego back to selling our house here. What happened was such a bummer, but dwelling on it won’t help. We’re moving onward and upward πŸ™‚ We’re convinced there’s a better buyer out there.

Plus… having a toddler that demands your undivided attention is a great distraction πŸ™‚ M’s been such a great sport throughout this whole process that I decided to make a treat with one of her favorite foods… Peanut Butter πŸ™‚

This recipe includes an ingredient I’ve been intrigued with for a while… nonfat dried milk.

There’s been several recipes I’ve wanted to make that called for nonfat dried milk, after seeing it in this recipe I decided to bite the bullet and buy some.

Aside from the dried milk, these Honey Nut Balls are made with crunchy peanut butter, honey, & graham crackers. Once it’s all mixed together they are rolled into balls, then rolled into coconut.

Recipe adapted from All Recipes


  • 1 1/2 cups crunch peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 16 graham cracker sheets (crushed into crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dried milk
  • 1 cup coconut


Crush the graham cracker’s into crumbs using either a food processor or smash them in a bag with a rolling pin. Set aside.

Combine the peanut butter, honey, & dried milk. Mix until creamy. Slowly mix in the graham cracker crumbs. Using a melon ball scooper, scoop the dough and use your hand to form into a ball. Roll the ball in coconut and place on a sheet of wax paper. These can be stored in an airtight container, or freeze them in a freezer safe bag.

The end result is amazing! They taste just likeΒ Chick-o-Sticks. If you haven’t heard of Chick-o-Sticks before, they Β are a crunchy honey peanut butter candy rolled in coconut. They are one of my favorite childhood candies. So so good!!!

17 Responses

  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on March 18, 2011 at 8:05 am

    mmmmm this sounds like a Heather treat to me πŸ™‚

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on March 18, 2011 at 8:07 am

    I’ve never heard of chick-o-sticks, but these look delicious!

  3. Estela - Weekly Bite said on March 18, 2011 at 8:11 am

    That’s probably because Chick-o-sticks are old school. That just show’s how old I am πŸ˜‰

  4. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on March 18, 2011 at 9:01 am

    perfect little snack! honey and nut are bff =)

  5. Evan Thomas said on March 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

    These sound delicious! I’ve never heard of chick-o-sticks, but these already sound so much better.

  6. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on March 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Yum! these look great!

  7. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on March 18, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Well you can’t go wrong that that! YUM! I am really sorry about the house stuff Estela. Hopefully a better buyer will come soon!

  8. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on March 18, 2011 at 10:10 am

    These sound tasty. Meghan would love these as PB is her favorite food of all time. I don’t know where she gets it. πŸ˜‰

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on March 18, 2011 at 11:30 am

    These sound good. I also haven’t heard of Chick-o-sticks, but the combination of ingredients sounds so good!

  10. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on March 18, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I’d definitely eat these (minus the coconut of course)!

  11. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on March 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I’ve been really into ball snacks lately! So handy and delicious!

  12. Nicole, RD said on March 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    M is the luckiest girl I “know” πŸ™‚ YUM!

  13. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on March 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Oooh, these sound great! I have this recipe (vegan, gf, etc.) that calls for powdered soy milk but I can’t find it anywhere!!

  14. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said on March 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    These are adorable! Love chick o sticks, yum! πŸ™‚

  15. Anne@butterandbear said on March 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I am going to have to make these asap! My kids would love them:-)

  16. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said on March 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Not just kid friendly! I’d want to eat them too! Have never purchased or tried dried milk though.

  17. Baking Serendipity said on March 18, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    These look awesome! I’ve seen a few recipes with powdered milk, and I think I finally need to give into them as well πŸ™‚