Okay… These are my secret weapon.
Yes, I’m sure you’ve seen these cute little babies scattered all over your Pinterest boards and Facebook news feed, but have you tried them yet? Because if you had… you would know how yummy these things are!
I remember seeing these during one of my diet stints wondering if they would be a good dessert replacement for my chocolate cravings… Boy was I right. These are SO delicious, and I feel just fine eating several of these as opposed to the usual cookie or chocolate candies that I reach for! I will grab a couple of these on my way out the door before work, and they pair very nicely with a hot cup of coffee. I’ll also use them for a pick me up in the afternoon when I start feeling drowsy, and even eat one or two to get me through a work out!
The almond butter and peanut butter provides the protein, and the rolled oats and flax seed are the good carbs that give you that boost of energy! Using honey is crucial because it’s what holds the ball together, and it also gives it that sweet kick. Are there any fans of peanut butter and honey sandwich in the house? Think of that… rolled up into a bite sized ball! So good!
The great thing is, you only need 6 ingredients! Even better, you could only use 5 ingredients, but I chose to use half almond butter and half peanut butter. Why? Because when I tried the initial recipe it called for 2/3 cups of almond butter and the balls kept falling apart! I tried adding more honey, but the honey was just overwhelming. You can use half almond butter, or all peanut butter with this recipe! The results are both delicious! I usually buy the ingredients in bulk so that I can always have these on hand in case a serious sugar craving hits. Get the recipe below!
- 1 cup rolled oats (or old fashioned oats)
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed (check the healthy isle at your grocery store!)
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of honey (or add more to your liking)
- Place everything in a big bowl and mix until everything is well blended. The dough will be thick, but not clumpy. Scoop out handfuls of the dough and roll into ping pong sized balls! Place the balls in a zip lock bag and either freeze or refrigerate for up to 5 days! I refrigerate them so they’re not too hard when I bite into them.
Enjoy whenever you want!