I’m a certified nut butter addict and anything Peanut Butter is pretty much fantastic in my book. Even since I was a little kid, peanut butter candies were my favorite (think Reese’s Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups). I put a twist on some of my no bake snack balls and the result were these fantastic bites that taste just like a Peanut Butter Cup, but healthier!
It’s strange that growing up I really wasn’t big on chocolate. Yes, peanut butter cups were one of my favorite candies, and I wouldn’t kick a snickers out of bed either – but something about straight up chocolate never sat right with my kiddo palate.
As I’ve gotten older, it’s turned into gimme all the peanut butter and chocolate. And the protein powder, because there’s a little of that in here too. Although you could leave it out if you had some aversion to it – if that’s possible. It’s hard for me to gauge, I’m kinda a meathead
- 3/4 C. Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 C. Ground Flax Seed
- 1/4 C. Cellucor Molten Chocolate Protein Powder
- 1/2 C. Shredded Coconut
- Dash of salt and cinnamon
- 1/4 C. Mini Morsel Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder (I Use Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa)
- 1/3 C. Honey
- 1/2 C. Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 Tea. Vanilla
- 1/2 Tea. Almond Extract
- 1 Tbsp. Water
- 2 Tbsp. Cellucor Molten Chocolate Protein Powder
- 2 Tbsp. Peanut Flour or PB2.
- Mix everything together well in a large bowl. Refridgerate for about 20-30 mins until mixture becomes slightly chilled. This will make the balls easier to form. Form medium sized balls and set aside.
- Mix your peanut flour and extra protein powder. Roll your bites in this, and store them in the fridge.
You may need more than 1 TBSP of water in your mixture, it depends on how runny your peanut butter is. Start with one and add more water by the teaspoon if you should so need it. The mixture should be very sligthly sticky.
This is certainly one of those recipes that you can switch things around if they’re not to you’re liking.
- If you don’t like coconut, exchange that for more oats instead. Although I would do slightly less.
- If you don’t have almond extract that’s fine, it just helps bring out the peanutty flavor.
- You can use regular sized chocolate chips, it will just be a little harder to keep your balls together.
- You can skip the coating, or coat them in something else (although I highly recommend the coating!)
This is the small cookie scoop I use when making my no bake bites. It’s really handy because they come out evenly, and it’s easier to get a solid ball by pressing the dough into the scoop, releasing it, and then smoothing them out with your hand.
Since my minime was at school was I was concocting this recipe (she is the official peanut butter spoon licker), my chihuahuas had a grand time attacking that spoon after I was finished with it. But not before this happened:
I like peanut butter on top of my peanut butter. Oh yeah!
How do you like your chocolate? Milk or dark?
What’s your favorite nut butter?
What was your favorite candy as a kid?
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