These receive got travel a go-to staple inwards our household. I brand a big batch of these amazing picayune balls on a regular basis. (They freeze wonderfully.) They are as well as thence handy for a quick breakfast-on-the-go option, after-school snacks as well as to toss into lunchboxes. They are wholesome, healthful as well as a huge striking amongst our entire solid unit of measurement ... 1 of my kids' favorite homemade treats.
The flavour as well as texture of these remind me of a cross betwixt no-bake cookies as well as chewy peanut butter ability bars. It takes alone a thing of minutes to mix upwards the ingredients. Then, later on xxx minutes of chilling the "dough" inwards the fridge, you lot gyre the mixture into balls as well as you're done! Keep a batch of these inwards the fridge/freezer as well as you'll receive got a quick energy-booster to choose grip of on the fly. I double or triple the recipe most of the fourth dimension because they are as well as thence well-loved inwards the JD house. I mean value you'll love them, too, as well as I'd adore hearing from you lot in 1 lawsuit you lot endeavor them.
Yields two - two 1/2 dozen "bites" (balls).
1 loving cup dry out oats (I role 1/2 quick oats as well as 1/2 loving cup old-fashioned)
1/2 loving cup dry reason flax seed or wheat germ
2/3 cups toasted kokosnoot (I toast mine on depression inwards a dry out skillet for a few minutes)
1/2 loving cup summation two tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 loving cup chocolate chips
1/3 loving cup dearest (and possibly a picayune more, equally needed)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all of the ingredients inwards a medium bowl.
(You'll in all likelihood receive got to press as well as proceed smashing everything downward amongst the dorsum of a spoon or condom spatula equally you're mixing to actually blend everything well, but it volition come upwards together.)
Let chill inwards the refrigerator for xxx minutes.
Using your hands, shape into balls (about the size of traditional meatballs ... around 1"). You volition actually desire to squeeze as well as mold these tightly to instruct them into a ball shape. If your mixture seems also dry out to shape, squeeze inwards a picayune to a greater extent than dearest or add together inwards a picayune to a greater extent than creamy peanut butter.
Store inwards an airtight container inwards the refrigerator for upwards to 1 calendar week or inwards the freezer for upwards to a month.
ANGELA'S NOTES: If you lot don't receive got wheatgerm or flax seed on hand, you can substitute to a greater extent than oats. Chopped nuts/dried fruit work great equally add-ins as well as tin fifty-fifty supersede the chocolate chips if you'd prefer to eliminate that ingredient. Rice cereal tin endure added in, equally well, inwards identify of some of the oats or wheatgerm/flax seed. Also, I role 1/2 loving cup chunky all-natural peanut butter as well as two tablespoons regular creamy peanut butter. (You actually demand some creamy peanut butter in in that place or the mixture is simply also dry.)
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02/04/16: Updated ship service torso as well as photos.