Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffin Balls

Awhile ago the great folks at Kid Kritics contacted me about creating a healthy  recipe using one of their featured products.  Kid Kritics is a great site that focuses on healthy eating for kids!  What makes something Kid Kritics approved?

  • No bad fats (i.e. hydrogenated oils, trans-fats)
  • No artificial additives (i.e. MSG, aspartame, dyes)
  • No corn syrups
  • Little to no caffeine
  • No lab-sourced (synthetic lab-made) ingredients
  • Acceptable amounts of naturally-sourced sugar
  • Acceptable amounts of naturally-sourced sodium
  • Source is natural – grows out of the ground, walks the earth, swims in water, flies in the air (i.e. sugar from sugar cane)
  • Original nutrients not seriously diminished or eliminated in food processing (i.e. whole grains versus flour stripped of nutrients and bleached)

I was sent a couple boxes of Honey Rice Puffins which is from Barbara’s Bakery.

Sara and I immediately busted open a box to sample the cereal and boy was it tasty!!  I spent a couple of days thinking about a healthy snack/dessert that I could make with this and over the weekend got to creating!  The end result were these yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffin Balls.

Simple ingredients!

Simple ingredients!


5.0 from 1 reviews
Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffin Balls
Recipe type: Snack/Dessert
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Serves: 12-15 balls
A great healthy and protein packed snack for anyone!
  • 2 cups of Puffins Cereal
  • ½ cup of natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 2T of unsweetened coco powder
  • 1T of Milk ( I used unsweetened almond milk)
  1. Crush your cereal in a bag by hand or in your food processor.
  2. Place cereal in a large bowl.
  3. Combine peanut butter and honey and melt together over low heat on your stove.
  4. One peanut butter and honey are combined add in 2T of unsweetened coco powder and the milk.
  5. Combine your wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until everything in combined.
  6. Store in an airtight container in your fridge.


Pulse cereal or crush by hand in bag

Pulse cereal or crush by hand in bag


Combine peanut butter and honey over stove top.

Combine peanut butter and honey over stove top.

Mix all ingredients together!

Mix all ingredients together!

Final product!  I used a cookie scoop to form the balls.

Final product! I used a cookie scoop to form the balls.

Store in your fridge and enjoy!  These are great for anyone… not just kids!  Just ask the Hubs he polished off quite a few of them until Sara caught him and asked that he save some for her!



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14 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffin Balls

  1. Jessie says:

    I’m a huge lover of Barbara’s Puffin cereal, but have never thought to incorporate them into a bake good like these. Awesome recipe!!
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  2. Great idea! I’ll have to try these with the boys. Maybe they’ll be a hit?!?!?! I’ll let you know.
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  3. Yum…what a great recipe! I know my kiddos would love these….and I definitely would too!
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  4. Tiff says:

    Yum! These look fantastic.

  5. All of my favorites in one place – yes please!
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  6. I love Puffins! My favorite are the peanut butter ones.

  7. What a great challenge. I would LOVE these! PB puffins are the BEST. My mom buys them and I eat them dry out of the box. YUM!
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  8. Carolina says:

    We loved this recipe! Thanks Laura for participating in the challenge. These are perfect for an afternoon snack, and also to get the kids involved in the kitchen.

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