Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cook It - No Bake Sunbutter Granola Balls

You all may not know that my daughter had a peanut allergy when she was little. I had suspected that she may be allergic to peanuts when she was an infant, but we got the official diagnosis when she was about 18 months. At that time we made the switch (for our whole family) to peanut free products and Sunbutter was one of them. If you have never heard of SunButter, it is basically sunflower seed butter, but they make it in a nut free facility which is a great alternative for those kids who are allergic to nuts or if your kid is in a nut-free classroom at school. My daughter was fortunate enough to outgrow her allergy last year (which is very rare), but still can't stand the smell or thought of peanut butter. Thus I get to make her tons of peanut free goodies like these no bake Sunbutter granola balls. And of course I added sprinkles and a dip in colorful coating chocolate, because, well, why not?!

No Bake Sunbutter Granola Balls dipped in colorful chocolate

No Bake Sunbutter Granola Balls dipped in colorful chocolate

No-Bake Sunbutter Granola Balls
  •  2 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons SunButter
  • 2 cups granola 
  •  2 to 4 Tablespoons of milk
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Candy melts in a variety of colors
No Bake Sunbutter Granola Balls dipped in colorful chocolate

Simply mix the honey and Sunbutter together, add in the granola and sprinkles and mix to coat. Use the milk a tablespoon at a time to get everything to stick together. Then just scoop and roll into balls and chill in the fridge while you get your candy melts ready.

For my candy melts, I used an assortment of colors and mixed them with white chocolate melts to create fun pastel colors just perfect for spring. Then I just dipped the bottoms of the granola balls in the melted chocolate and placed them on a piece of parchment paper to harden.

No Bake Sunbutter Granola Balls dipped in colorful chocolate 
I love how they turned out and they are the perfect snack for a playdate or school parties. So, just because you can't do peanuts, doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on taste or fun! I mean I would totally prefer these over a plain peanut butter granola bar, and I know my kids do too!

No Bake Sunbutter Granola Balls dipped in colorful chocolate

No Bake Sunbutter Granola Balls dipped in colorful chocolate

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I just really love Sunbutter and how it helped my family make the transition to peanut free when needed. Oh, and sorry for all the pics, they just turned out so pretty that I couldn't help myself!
 

2 comments :

  1. I'm intrigued by Sunbutter! My son loves peanut butter! He has never been diagnosed with a peanut allergy, but I notice his eczema flares up when he's eaten peanut butter. Do you know if Trader Joe's sell Sunbutter? I'm want to check it!

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    1. It really has a similar taste and texture to peanut butter. And it is definitely worth a try. I actually just get it at HEB, but I am sure trader joes, central market, and whole foods have it too.

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