Monday, March 8, 2010

Roly Poly Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Before I begin my post, let me tell you how excited I am to be posting my first contributor post to Make It From Scratch! I'm Jen, I have ten kids (actually, as I write this, my tenth is still in utero, but due to make his appearance today...we'll see!) and I live in a tiny Mexican/American farming community in Chihuahua, Mexico. I write for five blogs including this one (11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven, life in mexico {and other places} a picture a day, 365 Days of TV-Free Toddler Time, and Mega-Family Blogs), and spend the rest of my time raising my kids frugally, naturally, and spiritually.

Without further ado, let me thank Stephanie for this awesome invitation to write for Make It From Scratch, and allow you to look into our "Make It From Scratch" world!

For one of my blogs, 365 Days of TV-Free Toddler Time, I try to do and post about an activity my three toddlers (ages 3 and under) and I do together everyday. Today we made Roly Poly Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls together! Here's how...

Roly Poly Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls


-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1/4 cup water
-2 cups creamy or crunchy peanut butter
-1 cup powdered sugar
-1 cup light corn syrup
-4 cups Cheerios


Step 1: Line two cookie sheets with wax or parchment paper.

Step 2: Place the chocolate chips and water in a small saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is smooth.

Step 3: In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and corn syrup.

Step 4: Add the Cheerios to above mixture and stir until the Cheerios are evenly coated.

Step 5: Now for the fun part. Together with your toddler (or anyone else who wants to help), roll the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls, place them on the cookie sheets, and press them down slightly so the bottoms of the balls are flat. Here's how the 3-year-old boy did it...

Make sure you stand back and admire your work during the process...

If you have more than one helper, feel free to let him get in on the action as well, such as Twin A did, shown here...

Step 6: Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the cooled chocolate onto each ball, like so...

Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. If there are any left after you serve your family, store these treats in a covered container in the fridge. I hope your family enjoys these as much as mine did!

Thanks for listening. :)


  1. Yummmy! These look so good. They remind me of a honey, dried milk ball treat my mom used to make when I was a kid. These look like a perfect project to do with my two youngest while their older siblings are at school.

  2. These look really good. I giggled at the pic of work admiration... gotta love it :)

  3. At this late hour, they look REALLY, R-E-A-L-L-Y good!

  4. They look good! I love kid friendly recipes/projects. Thanks


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