Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oatmeal Peanutbutter Balls

1 - cup honey
2 - cups creamy natural peanut butter
2 1/2 cups protein powder
3 - cups quick cooking oatmeal
1 - 2 - tablespoons wheat germ or flax seed
1/2 cup goodies like:
mini chocolate chips
or chunks of dark chocolate,
or chopped nuts,
or reese's pieces or...
whatever you like really.
You can leave the goodies out too.

Mix all together with a mixer. Form into balls with hands and freeze on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper until firm. Remove from freezer and store in a large zip lock bag in the refrigerator or divide into snack sized portions. I like to reuse the girls' old homemade babyfood containers.

These are so good you won't even remember that they're supposed to be healthy.  The best part is that, while it's best to store them in the refrigerator, there's nothing in them that can't be left at room temperature, so they're a great snack for us to pop in my purse and eat between activities in the car... or as a bribe at the grocery store... not that I ever need to do that.  Okay, I do. Anyway, try them!

This recipe makes quite a few! We ate our fair share of dough as well.

Using press n seal to make individual sized packages

1 comment:

Hartman Fam said...

We love this recipe! The amount of honey makes them seem so much more sweet than others and my girls(4,7,8)down them. They think they are what can be wrong with that?! Although, I think the oat ratio is a little too small in comparison to the peanutbutter, I add another 1/2 cup oats.