Meridian Star


March 17, 2013

Fats: The not so ugly truth


MERIDIAN — Peanut Butter Balls

1 Smart Balance Omega-3 Buttery Stick

1 cup Smart Balance Rich Roast Creamy Peanut Butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

9 crushed graham crackers

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Melt peanut butter and buttery stick in small sauce pan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until mixed; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add crushed graham crackers and powdered sugar, mix well.

    Form into 1-inch balls, using approximately 1 tablespoon of peanut butter mixture per ball. Refrigerate until firm or overnight in air tight container.

    Melt chocolate chips in double boiler or microwave method (30-second intervals) until smooth. Dip balls into melted chocolate and place on wax-paper lined cookie sheets; let sit in a cool room/ refrigerate until chocolate hardens.

    Remove from sheet when set and store refrigerated until ready to serve.

    • Nutrition information: Calories, 146 kcal; Fat, 9 grams; Saturated Fat, 2 grams; Poly Fat, 1 gram; Mono Fat, 3 grams; Trans Fatty Acid, 0 grams; Cholesterol, 3 milligrams; Sodium, 79 milligrams; Carbohydrates, 15 grams;

Dietary Fiber,1 grams; Protein, 2 grams

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