I think this recipe excites me more than any others I've done recently, mainly because not only did my husband approve of these peanut butter balls... he actually asked for more!! I almost fell over! He's not big on eating breakfast but if there's something quick and easy for him to grab on his way out the door he will. The best part about these protein balls is, no baking required! You can also switch it up each time you make them, add in crushed pretzel, raisins, mini m&m's (not as healthy) to satisfy those sweet cravings, which I find myself having all day, every day, but that's a topic for another day.
I'd love to know if you try these and if you added a twist to it. I enjoy that there are so many ways you can mix these up with each recipe according to what you're in the mood for or what you have on hand. I definitely prefer having a little crunch to them so I'll keep that in mind for my next batch.
1 cup dry oats (I used quick cooking, but you could also use old fashioned)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts (I used honey roasted, I swear it said roasted salted at the store - oh well, turned out even better!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I omitted the vanilla for more of a saltier taste)
In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients and stir to combine well. The mixture should be a bit sticky. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Use a spoon to scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture into your hand. Roll into a ball, repeat with remaining mixture. You should be able to make about 12 energy balls.
Store the balls covered in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for much longer.
That's it, that's all there is to it! No cooking, no baking, no reason not to try these. Until next week!
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