I made these on Sunday around 1 p.m.
By 1:05 p.m., I was pretty much obsessed with them.
The recipe comes from Smashed Peas and Carrots via Pinterest.
I’m not normally a peanut butter fan (I’m the weirdo who doesn’t like peanut butter and jelly), but I decided to give these guys a try because of all the other yummy ingredients.
I also love the idea of a sweet snack that has some protein and antioxidants from the flax seed. And it’s always nice to have a homemade snack on hand to make your home feel a bit more like home.
They’re so customizable. And easy. You probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen right now.
That may be their only downside – they are way too easy to make and to eat.
This could be a problem.
Anyway, here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
Mix it all together, let it chill it the fridge for about a half an hour and then roll into balls. They’ll be doughy, kind of like the bits of cookie dough you sneak while you’re baking. (You know you do.)
Store in an air-tight container for up to a week. Trust me, they won’t last that long.
So now that you’ve experienced these lovely little bites, what else do you think you could mix in? Almond butter? Raisins? Walnuts? Dried fruit?
I love that this is a snack that could be as healthy or as unhealthy as you want it to be.