If your kids love to chow down on your bliss ball stash, this is a great option for ‘bliss balls for kids’. Little morsels of tasty goodness, packed with protein and fibre. This Weet-Bix recipe is great for after school, the school pick-up line or even popping in the kids’ lunch boxes as a treat – just be sure to check your school’s nut policy first!
The perfect Weet-Bix recipe for using up the odds and ends of peanut butter jars, rolled oats and Weet-Bix in the pantry. They’re also a mighty delicious snack idea, we give you this sneaky Weet-Bix recipe for no-bake peanut butter oat balls!
A note on dates
This Weet-Bix recipe calls for 150g of pitted dates. You can use fresh Medjool dates, as I have pictured OR you can use dried pitted dates. If you’re using dried pitted dates, let them sit in a bowl, and cover with boiling water for 10 minutes to soften up first.
There’s no added sugar in this recipe as dates are naturally quite sweet but if you feel you need MORE sweetness in this recipe, you could add a splash (1 tablespoon) of maple syrup to the bowl in step 2.
Ready to get your Weet-Bix box out (or just the crumbs!) and create some healthy, yummy snacks? Let’s get to it!
Weet-Bix recipe: No-bake peanut butter oat balls
Makes: around 30 balls
- 2 Weet-Bix
- 1 cup of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, take your pick!)
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- 150g of pitted dates
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup of desiccated coconut
1. Prepare to get a little sticky and dice the dates.
TIP: I find it’s easier to dice one date at a time rather than all of them together. If your knife gets too sticky, wipe over the blade with a hot dish cloth and keep going!
2. Into a mixing bowl, mix together the diced dates and peanut butter until evenly mixed through.
3. Add the rolled oats into the bowl, followed by crushing the Weet-Bix in as well. Add a pinch of salt. Use a wooden spoon or stiff spatula to mix the oats and Weet-Bix through the peanut butter and date mixture. It should start to resemble a firm dough.
4. Place the desiccated coconut in a bowl and set it aside. Using a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop, scoop the dough mixture and roll them into balls using clean hands.
5. Roll the balls in the desiccated coconut so they’re lightly covered with the coconut and then place on a tray or plate.
6. Place the coconut-covered balls in the fridge for an hour and then go in for the taste test. YUM!
This is a tweaked version of an original Sanitarium Weet-Bix recipe.
We have loads more Weet-Bix recipes for you to enjoy!
We have the TikTok sensation that is overnight Weet-Bix, read all about it in our Overnight Weet-Bix is Where it’s at with a Healthy Tiramisu for Breakfast and More! Plus we have something to whip up for morning or afternoon tea with a Weet-Bix Slice Recipe and of course, for little ones, see our post: Three Quick and Delicious Ways to Serve Up Weet-Bix Little Kids Essentials!
We know Weet-Bix is a breakfast staple for many Aussie families, but we’d love to know if you do something out of the ordinary with Weet-Bix at home. Drop us a comment below to let us know, you might just inspire us to have a go at it ourselves!