I love a chocolate fix that I can convince myself is healthy! And these balls contain all sorts of healthy ingredients with the bonus of being sweetened with honey so there is no refined sugar. (Except for in the optional chocolate chips…but I won’t nit pick, if you won’t). Biting into these a fun taste explosion of chocolate and nuts and oats!
I slightly adapted the recipe from http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/01/no-bake-double-chocolate-peanut-butter-snack-bites and loved it!
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup sliced almonds, chopped
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
a pinch cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (optional)
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds (optional)
ground peanuts or almonds mixed with a few pinches of cocoa powder, to roll the balls in
Mix together the oats, flax, almonds, chia seeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt. Zap the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add the honey and vanilla to the melted peanut butter. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the oat mixture and mix together (I used my hands for this part). Once the mixture starts to stick together, add the sunflower seeds and chocolate chips. Roll into golf-ball sized balls and roll in the ground nuts. Store in the fridge (if they make it that far!)