I've developed this theory that food is always better when you make it yourself. I do my best to make most meals from scratch, and I feel good knowing where all of the ingredients come from. That's what I love about these bite size snacks. They might not be the healthiest thing you could possibly eat, but they're packed with protein and fiber and can satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.
I can't decide whether I like them better in the morning with my coffee or at night with a glass of red wine.
They're delicious all day long.
[found at Smashed Peas and Carrots blog]
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
Refrigerate ingredients for half an hour, then roll into the desired size (mine are usually about the size of a ping pong ball). Refrigerate in an airtight container. Try not to eat the whole batch!
If you're looking at the list of ingredients and thinking "Who the heck has ground flaxseed laying around?" then get yourself to Costco! They sell a huge bag for less than $5. I got most of the other ingredients there as well so I can make this recipe over and over again.
I'm a little hungry after writing this post, so excuse me as I go grab another one of these bad boys out of the fridge. Thanks to Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots for this awesome recipe!