Spring has officially sprung here! People are calling the boys to mow their lawns and so they are mowing every Friday morning. It will make for a somewhat hectic week until we are done with some of our outside of the house activities for the school year, but it is a great way for them to earn some money to do some of the things they want to do.
Not only do they gain spending money, but they also gain an even more amazing appetite. So what’s a mom to do when she has three always hungry teenage boys… and needs to stay within her grocery budget? She makes “peanut butter treats” (warning… these are NOT low fat or low calorie, they are full of fat, protien and carbs…just what hungry teenage boys need!)
Peanut Butter Treats
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 cups raisins
2 cups rolled oats (not instant oats)
1/4 cup ground flax seed (optional)
Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk. Add raisins, oats and ground flax seed. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. When hardened (not super hard but no longer gooey) store in airtight container in refrigerator.
Notes: I usually only use 1 cup raisins instead of 2.
What about you, how do you feed really hungry guys?