Tuesday, March 15, 2011


these granola balls are easy to make and have been named
(by a certain member of our extended fam)
I first found this wonderful recipe HERE 
on my friend Lisa's blog
and like all good recipes I find, I just can't leave them alone
and I make a few little changes....
first melt 4 T butter
1/2 c peanut butter
and 2/3 c honey over medium heat
mix together 2 c crisp rice cereal and
2 c oatmeal and add it to the melted mixture.
Stir (duh, right?)
add 1 cup raisins, if desired
(we desire the raisins!)
place granall mixture in the fridge, covered,
until just cool
(about 20-30 mimutes)
and sprinkle mini chocolate chips throughout
stirring occassionally
(approx 1-1 1/2 cups)

I keep the bowl of granall mixture in the fridge
and roll together a few granalls at a time
it holds together better when batter is cold

these are great snacks for the kiddos
a quick "mommy grab" when I'm holding a fussy baby
and Justin thinks they make a great breakfast

Charity's been scooching under this chair

and it's been fun to see Matthias play along with this game of
Charity under the gray chair
he'll play peek-a-boo and surprise her
or he'll grab her hand and they'll play
"who can hold on longer"
for awhile
but then Matthias will stop to pose for a picture
and Charity, as you can see,
easily gets bored
that girl has come into the world with 3 big brothers
who constantly entertain her
she kinda doesn't know what to do with stillness and silence!

have a SUPER tuesday, all!

Love, Laurie for the fam


  1. such cuties! aww, i just want to eat them up. along with those granalls. yum! love you! ♥ p.s. i lovee that gray chair! so classy.

  2. Um, you added chocolate chips to my healthy snack!!! I'm sure that makes them even better! I really do love those things!

  3. I shouldn't tell you this... but you realize nutella substitues well for peanut butter? I may have just made these with half nutella, half peanutbutter. Just sayin:)