Like my Power Bar recipe, I developed this snack for a very specific reason. My oldest daughter, Rainbow, takes ballet all afternoon on Wednesdays. After a long day of school she didn't always have the energy to take her through the class. She often told me that she had a headache on the way home.
I thought that she needed more than a little carbohydrate snack to sustain her through her class. So, I created Peanut Butter Power Pops. (Think pop them in your mouth, not Popsicles.) They have a combination of protein and carbohydrates that provides continued energy... and they are an easy car snack.
The recipe is actually quite simple to make. Here are the ingredients:
- 1 c. Natural Peanut Butter
- 1/2 c. Honey
- 1 c. Shaklee Soy Protein (read why I am extremely particular about soy protein)
- 1 c. Cashew Bits
- 1 c. Slivered Almonds
- 1/2 c. Raisins
First, mix together the peanut butter and honey. This recipe works best if the sticky mixture is in the bottom of the bowl, rather than adding it on top.
Next, in a separate bowl, mix together the protein, cashews, almonds and raisins.
Mix the sticky and dry ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined. They will almost form a ball, but not quite.
Press the dough together into small, bite size balls and place on wax paper. Refrigerate until firm. Store in an air tight container.