Healthy Treat for Today: Mudballs

Who wouldn’t want to eat a Mudball?! These treats give the idea of making mud pies a whole new meaning!

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These are great fun to make…and great fun to eat!

Just ask my boys…who have gone through about 4 double batches of them since Jayme sent me the recipe!

As Jayme put it…

“Sometimes we eat them warm right out of the pan…sometimes we eat chill them and then eat them…but mostly…we just EAT them!”

Perfectly said!

You have to try these! They are a great snack to have on hand in the fridge. And they really do just take about five minutes to make.

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1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sesame seeds

Cook the peanut butter and honey over low heat until melted. Add remaining ingredients. When cool enough to handle roll into oohey gooey mud balls.

Have fun! Let me know if you don’t like the name of these treats just as much as my boys do!

Comments

  1. Marnie says

    I just made these with my 5 year old son and 9 year old daughter. We used carob chips in place of the chocolate chips. They are really yummy! Thankyou for the great recipes!

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  2. Cindy says

    I’m new to your blog. I am very health conscious, too and careful about what my 2 children (5 & 2) eat. Thank you for this recipe. I also struggle with snacks, so I am looking forward to trying many of your suggestions!

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  3. ~M says

    Would ground flax seeds work as a sub for the wheat germ? I’m gluten-free and can’t have any wheat. Or would you recommend something else? I bet that these would be good with homemade almond butter or cashew butter too!

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  4. Tanya Brown says

    These are so good. I made up a double batch tonight and put them in truffle wrappers (or mini muffin cups) and boxed them up for my childrens teachers. Thanks so much.

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  5. Kika says

    I doubled the recipe but forgot to double the oatmeal. I used sunflower seeds instead of sesame, and crunchy peanut butter and they turned out fabulously! I’m making them again this morning:)

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  6. says

    So good. I did not have the seeds or wheat germ. I subbed wallnuts and almonds (chopped). Not only are they yummy, the kiddos had fun making them!

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  7. Christy says

    I think my kids would love to help me make these (& help eat them!). Thanks for all your great recipes!

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  8. says

    Thanks for this recipe!! My 6,5 and 3 year olds had a blast rolling the balls. I used almond butter, flax meal instead of wheat germ, and 2T. sesame seeds and 2T. coconut. The six of us polished them all off after lunch, and we will definitley be making them again!

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  9. Cynthia says

    OK, my husband and I are making these like every other day! Much better desert than getting baked goods from the grocery store!

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  10. says

    O.K. This took all of 10 minutes to make and oh my goodness!, they are good. I had to substitute Flax meal as I didn’t have wheat germ and I forgot to put in the sesamee seeds but they were still great! Thank you again for another great recipe, a special surprise snack to have for my kids when they get home from their first day of school in about five minutes.

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  11. karen says

    I just stumbled onto your website and I LOVE it! Such healthy recipes! I have 2 children and am always looking for recipes that are healthy and quick and I have definitely come to the right place! Thank you and keep up the great work!

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  12. Deanna G. says

    YUM…MY!! i used Nutella instead of choc. chips and flax seed instead of sesame seeds. My kiddos loved them!!! Thank you, Laura! :o)

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  13. Tracey says

    Literally, just finished making these! My 3 & 5 year olds are the only ones home with me because everyone else is at school, but they keep running back into the kitchen saying “I want more, I want more!” I made a double batch bc we have a big family and I don’t know at this pace if there will be any left for the big kids and my husband!! I just love that they are eating super healthy foods and like it!! Thanks so much!!!

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  14. says

    I think these sound good. Do you know if there is something you could substitute for the oatmeal. My hubby can have oats:(

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    Laura Reply:

    I think you could just add more of some of the other dry ingredients to make up for the oats, or maybe add flax seeds to make it stretch?

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    Ashley Reply:

    You could try adding coconut.

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  15. Christy says

    We love this recipe. The first time I made it I misread the recipe and added sunflower seeds instead of sesame seeds and they were still delicious! We like to coat ours in coconut. We take them when we are traveling-they keep very well in the cooler, and my children (and husband) can more easily resist temptations while we are out when the know that these are in the cooler waiting!

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  16. Laura Beth says

    I made one batch of these last night and they’re already gone . . . so, I made two batches tonight! Like others, I replaced the wheat germ with flax meal. I added a little salt (about 1/8 tsp per batch), since my peanut butter doesn’t contain any and the recipe seemed to need a little to work with the sweet flavor. For my second batch tonight, I popped up a little amaranth and added it in place of half of the flax meal. They’re yummy that way, too! It’s obviously a very flexible recipe! Thanks a bunch for posting it.

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  17. Marissa says

    My 2 and 3 year old just made these. Awesome! Thank you for a fun healthy snack my kids can enjoy. My 3 year old kept saying how much they look like horse poop. He insisted it looked like horse poop! Too cute! Thankfully they don’t taste like that!

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  18. Gina says

    How to you cook peanut butter on honey? just kidding! :)These look delicious! I’m planning on making them this afternoon with my kiddos! Thanks!

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  19. Gina says

    How to you cook peanut butter on honey? just kidding! :)These look delicious! I’m planning on making them this afternoon with my kiddos! Thanks!

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  20. Elizabeth Hall says

    Have you tried freezing these?

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    Laura Reply:

    I’ve not tried it, but I think it should work okay!

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  21. MaryLynn says

    I tried these this afternoon. I didn’t have wheat germ, so I subbed flax meal, and used 100% baking chocolate (the bar you find in the baking section of the grocery store) that I’d run through a food processor until it was almost powder. They were very good!

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  22. Amy says

    Very good. I also substituted flax seed for the wheat germ so that I could share with a friend who is gluten free. My only problem with this recipe is that it makes WAY to few mudballs. (Especially since I will have to share with the rest of the family! haha)

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  23. Amy says

    These sound good! One question (sorry if this is a dumb question): do you melt the chocolate chips? I wasn’t sure if you melt the PB and honey and then just throw the solid chips in there and start rolling, or if the chocolate chips are supposed to be melted first. Thanks for clarifying!

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    Laura Reply:

    Not a dumb question at all. I just add the chocolate chips in with the hot peanut butter and honey after I’ve taken the mixture off the heat. It still melts as I stir them in, then I roll them into balls. Hope that makes sense!

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  24. says

    Just made these today using Almond Butter and subbing chopped pecans for the seeds (which I didn’t have). Turned out great! Next time I’m doubling the batch though. My 5-year-old daughter helped mke them and she loves them! Thanks or the great easy an healthy recipe.

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  25. Emma says

    Hi, this might be a really stupid question, when you call for oatmeal, you are referring to actually making oatmeal? or do we just use rolled oat or quick oats? really want to make these, just not sure about that part. Thank you

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    Laura Reply:

    Sorry about that. I just edited the recipe to say “oats” so it was more clear. :)
    I use rolled oats.

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    Emma Reply:

    Thanks for the fast response. Can’t wait to make these

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  26. Linda says

    These are great. I have been following you for about a year now. I’ve never posted but wanted to tell you thank you for all of the great information you share via your emails and website. You have helped me make healthy versions of so many things and I especially appreciate how easy you make it!
    Linda in Sunny Florida. :)

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