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Moonbeams Recipe


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"A great recipe for kids to make. No baking! These cookies are so nutritious, kids can eat as many as they want. Just don't tell them."

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Original recipe makes 2 to 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the peanut butter, wheat germ, dry milk, and honey, until smooth. Roll into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in the coconut. They're ready!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2004

I made this for my husband and kids. It was pretty rich and tasty. I didn't exactly find it simple though as it was sticky and a bit messy to assemble. A word of caution: you honestly do not need that much honey. Next time I would maybe do more like a half cup.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 01, 2011

Too intensely sweet =/


26 Ratings

Aug 24, 2009

This is such an easy and surprisingly tasty treat! My little brother really loved rolling them in chocolate jimmies (we didn't have any coconut!) and my siblings really liked them. I do think that they are a little to sweet, however, and the dough was pretty sticky. If I make them again, I will cut the amount of honey to 1/3 cup to solve both of those problems. Thanks for sharing!

Apr 09, 2003

These are delicious! I rolled them in different things to try them out (coconut, oats, wheat germ, coarse bran, chopped almonds and sprinkles).

Aug 29, 2002

My kids loved these and I dare adults to eat just one! It's a bit sticky so I added extra oats (about 1/2 cup) and kept them in the fridge. Yummy!

Mar 03, 2006

These are delicious candies/cookies, but you might really want to refrigerate the dough before shaping the balls. As other reviewers already mentionned, it should be great to drizzle some melted chocolate on top of the moonbeams, or even to dip them in melted chocolate! Great way to include fiber in your peanut butter cravings.

Aug 20, 2007

I loved this recipe when I was in elementary school and had been looking for it for some time - thanks! We leave out the coconut flakes and fold in things like nuts, dried fruits, or chocolate chips to change up the flavor a bit. Great snack for a long trip - boosts energy without a sugar rush!

Aug 17, 2006

These were pretty good!Does not really have the texture of a cookie, but who cares! The only difference i made was that i added a few raisins for some chew.Honestly I didnt really think they'd taste that good so i made this test batch of 6 cookies.....mistake!


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  • Calories
  • 106 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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