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Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner – Choc Peanut Pretzel Balls

Got an empty tummy to fill after school or activities but don’t want to ruin the chances of the evening meal getting eaten? These snacks will help fill the gap. They are fast and simple to create, and will provide a much needed energy boost while still leaving room for dinner.

Choc Peanut Pretzel Balls


Makes 12


  • 1 cup of crushed salted pretzels
  • 1⁄2 cup dark choc chips
  • 1⁄2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1⁄2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup


  • Crush the pretzels up into chunks using a wooden spoon
  • Mix in a bowl with oats, choc chips, peanut butter and maple syrup
  • Roll into golf ball sized circles and allow to set in the fridge for 30 minutes

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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