Friday, January 23, 2015

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Balls of Energy

I got this recipe here, but I changed a couple of things to make it easier and fit better with ingredients I usually have on hand.  

I made these today, and oh my goodness, they are so tasty!  Warning:  they are really filling!  I kinda sorta ate three of them over the course of rolling them up, and now I feel horribly full.  Don't do that.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Balls of Energy

1 cup old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Thoroughly mix everything in a medium bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, until it's easy to mold into a ball without sticking to your fingers or falling apart. Roll into balls of whatever size you would like, and flatten them a little between your palms if you want them to be more cookie-shaped and easier for little mouths to bite into.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge -- they should keep for up to a week. Makes about 20.