Friday, October 16, 2015


Wednesday night after watching the Kansas City Royals baseball team be victorious in game 5 against the Houston Astros, I checked out Facebook to see what everyone was saying about the win. One of the posts was from one of the television stations sharing a recipe that the team's nutritionist Mitzi Dulan was preparing and serving the Royals baseball team. She said she had started making them the night before the Royals clinched the American League Central Division and she had served it to them ever since. She doesn't want to jinx them. She said they all loved them especially Eric Hosmer.

Well, yesterday when my quilting canasta friends came over to my house to play cards, I decided I had to make a "batch" so we could all share in the "good luck". They are so good. We all could understand why the players liked them too. 

They are really easy to make and she said they would last about 5 days refrigerated. I personally don't see why they wouldn't last longer .... if that is possible. Three of them make a serving and have about 170 calories/per serving.


1-1/4       cups old-fashioned oats
3             tablespoons shredded coconut (I used organic unsweetened shredded coconut)
1/2          cup sliced almonds, chopped
1              scoop whey protein powder (Mine is sweetened with Splenda)
1/2          cup honey
1/2          cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2          cup peanut butter

In a bowl, combine the oats, coconut, almonds, and protein powder. Stir until well distributed (especially the protein powder)

Add the honey, apricots, and peanut butter. (* See tip below). 
Stir all ingredients well.

Put mixture in mixing bowl into refrigerator for 20 - 30 minutes.

Roll into rounded balls. (I used my tablespoon scoop and it was just the right size. I placed them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.)


TIP! When measuring a liquid and solid like honey and peanut butter as in this recipe, pour the honey in a larger measuring cup than required by the recipe. Then add the peanut butter and let it sorta "float" in the honey. When the honey measures the total amount of the two ingredients, you have measured the correct amount of peanut butter. This also works with shortening and a liquid.


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