Small Batch, No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites make one dozen protein-packed, bite-size snacks; no baking involved, and the protein from peanut butter and carbohydrates from quick oats provides just the right amount of energy after a workout, after school snack, or mid-morning pick-me-up.
Let flavors blend and oats soften in fridge1hr
Author: Kathleen Phillips | GritsAndGouda.com
1/2cupquick-cooking oatsOld-fashioned oats can be used (see notes)
1/4cupmini chocolate chips or regular size semi-sweet chocolate chipsor dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
First, measure the dry ingredients (oats and chocolate chips) in a medium-size bowl. This will prevent the add-in from sticking to the same a measuring cup the peanut butter is measured in.
Next, add peanut butter and honey.
Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
Using a 1-tablespoon-size cookie scoop or tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop up 12 balls and shape into round balls with your hands.
Store in an air-tight container or zip-top bag until ready to eat. (At least one hour for best texture)
Old-fashioned oats can be used but the mixture will be slightly crumbly so a teaspoon of water may be added or a little more honey if you aren't watching the sugar-intake.