One of the things I need to have to make it through no refined sugar months are quick, easy snacks that can satisfy my craving for something sweet, while still be relatively healthy! One of my favorites is the Natural Peanut Butter Fudge I shared back in January. I think for the month of April, these little gems will be my go-to snack!
These are so easy to make (they’re no-bake!) and have the added benefit of protein & nutrients from the peanut butter and chia seeds. And while these definitely are a healthier snack option, I wouldn’t suggest binging on them, but one or two now & then definitely keeps the hangriness at bay! 😉I made a couple batches of these, and didn’t add as much chia seeds to the dough for one batch, and instead rolled the balls in the chia seeds after. It’s purely just for looks – you can add in the seeds however you like. You can of course make these without the chia seeds, but I highly recommend using them (or another super seed like hemp or flax) because they’re just so dang good for you and really contribute to the nutrient boost!Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Mix together all ingredients. Shape into one to two inch size balls. If the balls are not sticking together well, you can pop the dough in the fridge or freezer to chill for a bit, then try rolling. You could also add a bit more of the “sticky” ingredients (peanut butter/honey) to help hold them together. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate for a couple hours. Once chilled, placed in airtight container and keep refrigerated. Makes approximately 16, 1 1/2-inch balls. These also freeze well – store in an airtight container, let thaw at room temperature for a few mintues.Have any favorite healthier treats you like to indulge in?