Paul the Painter and I recently went for a ride during which I sampled his balls, and they were delicious. The recipe is pretty simple and way open to experimentation. Love for them has exploded around the shop. It is even rumored that the King himself made a batch after being forced to try one by yours truly. That’s right, the King loved my balls. As it turns out they are great winter trail food, so for anyone wanting to try your own, here is the base recipe. You should feel free to mix it up.
Chocolate Drink Mix
Dump some peanut butter in a mixer (I think I was using a cup and a half or so). Add in half a stick of butter (softer is better, the microwave is your friend). Add in a half cup or so of honey. Then start adding wheat germ. I use an electric mixer and just keep adding wheat germ until the mixture stops sticking to the side of the mixing bowl. When it is done, roll it into balls and then roll the balls in chocolate drink mix (I prefer Ovaltine). Place on wax paper and allow to chill in the fridge.
Beyond being incredibly tasty, they do well in colder conditions and contain all sort of important stuff (complex and simple carbs, protein, fat, salt, and electrolytes and vitamins depending on your drink mix and wheat germ).