These are easy, no-bake bites with one of my favorite foods: peanut butter. They are perfect for before or after the gym, as a sweet treat or anytime snack. I actually made these for a friend for her treadmill workouts and then promptly forgot to take them to her. I guess I’ll have to eat them all. #sacrifice
Feel free to play around a bit with the ingredients and take out or add in what you prefer. Or use almond, cashew, or other nut butter. I actually think these look a bit like meatballs, but trust me, they are a perfect sweet treat.
Serves: 30-36, depending on how big you roll them
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1-2 tbsp water (it really depends on the PB and protein you use, just go until you can form a nice bite shape easily)
- Place everything in a food processor and mix until it turns into a dough-like form. Roll into 1 inch balls, place in an air-tight container in the fridge. Makes about 30-36 depending on size. These also freeze nicely.
These mix up in just a few minutes in your food processor. The hardest part will be cleaning the food processor or remember to deliver them to your friend. They are perfect after a tough workout though, I promise. Enjoy!