No Bake Snow Balls

You may not believe the impact small traditions and rituals you carry on have on your children. During holidays, birthdays, or even in daily interactions you can use traditions or rituals to connect with your kids in special ways.  New studies are showing that traditions (no matter how small) have long lasting benefits for children. 4 specific benefits are identified:

  • Predictability: Kids look forward to rituals, like bedtime stories.
  • Connection: Whether connecting with one parent, or extended family, rituals and traditions give kids a chance to connect.
  • Identity: Traditions give kids a sense of belonging to a family or group.
  • Values: Religious or other rituals and traditions give opportunity to teach the values held by the family.
No Bake Snow Balls. Ahh!! We love this tradition! Making no-bake snowballs for Santa tonight!

Although it may seem insignificant, a tradition as simple as leaving treats for Santa and his reindeer give kids something to look forward to, and a way to connect.  It may seem hard to make cookies on a day when you may have a million other things you have to cook.  Try out these no-bake snow balls are a delicious and healthy alternative that can give Santa the energy he needs to finish the big job of delivering all those presents tonight!  This simple tradition is easy to start, and fun to continue!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup coconut
Instructions
  1. Mix granola, peanut butter, honey, and cereal in a bowl. Pour coconut on parchment paper.
  2. Drop spoonfuls of peanut butter mixture onto coconut, and roll into a ball, using the coconut to prevent it from sticking to your hands.
No Bake Snow Balls. Ahh!! We love this tradition! Making no-bake snowballs for Santa tonight!

Don’t forget to set out some carrots for Rudolph too!

No Bake Snow Balls. Ahh!! We love this tradition! Making no-bake snowballs for Santa tonight!

Do you carry this tradition in your house?  What do you leave for Santa?

No Bake Snow Balls. Ahh!! We love this tradition! Making no-bake snowballs for Santa tonight! https://www.superhealthykids.com/snowballs-for-santa-and-veggies-for-rudolph/

No Bake Snow Balls

No Bake Snow Balls
Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – granola
  • 1/2 cup – peanut butter, all-natural
  • 3 tablespoon – honey
  • 1/2 cup – crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup – coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Mix granola, peanut butter, honey, and cereal in a bowl. Pour coconut on parchment paper.
  2. Drop spoonfuls of peanut butter mixture onto coconut, and roll into a ball, using the coconut to prevent it from sticking to your hands.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 107 5%
  • Fat: 6 g 9%
  • Carb: 10 g 3%
  • Fiber: 1 g 4%
  • Protein: 3 g 6%
  • Sugar: 6 g
written by
Natalie Monson

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Comments(13)

These look GREAT!! Thanks for another healthy recipe! We’ll be trying these.

Amy says:

Thanks Annett! Merry Christmas!

What a fun idea! Thos snowballs look yummy! We leave our traditional “reindeer food” for all the reindeer on the sidewalk outside. My kids love that tradition. Merry Christmas!

Ashley says:

I am SO going to be stealing those snowballs and incorporating them into our Christmas’ from next year on! Thanks for the ideas!

Growing up, one of my favorite memories of Christmas was making cut-out cookies with my mom and decorating them. Now that she is gone and I have kids of my own, I love doing it with them. We leave one for Santa and give the others away. Next year I think we are going to try making ornaments out of dough and letting them dry and decorating them instead. Still fun, but not tempting to eat!
My daughter made Reindeer food in preschool and we sprinkled it on the lawn so Rudolph could find our house. Such a good idea I never thought of (we too always left carrots growing up). I think that will turn into a tradition we do every year.

sallyjrw says:

My mom didn’t like cooking but I always made fudge with my mom every year. I do have such fond memories of it. I love to cook and I hope that when my kids get older I will include them in the kitchen.
I’ve made no bake peanut butter balls with rolled oats and coconut. Using granola sounds like a great idea! I will put this on my to-do list.

Melissa Adams says:

The last time I have had these I was just a child myself…Thank you for reminding me about the little things in life that can make a person happy!

Giovanna says:

Can I replace the rice cereal with oatmeal? My girls don’t like rice cereal. Thanks for the great idea!

Oh yes Giovanna. This type of recipe is very flexible!

Neela says:

How do store these no bake snow balls?

I jut keep them in an air- tight container in the pantry. No longer than 3-4 days though. @Neela

Susie says:

These are SO good. We just made them :). Substituted fluff for the honey and added chocolate protein powder. Highly recommend!

Neela says:

Thanks. We made this on Dec. 23rd with our grandson and they turn out so good. Next time will make with little less honey.
Our grandson loved making them santa

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