No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

peanutbuttertreatsWhen I saw a photo of these peanut butter balls on Pinterest in the fall, I was skeptical. “How cute, someone put chocolate chips in horse feed and called them treats.” Well, I’m not fallin’ for it!

But after spending the Christmas holidays overindulging in sugary, high-fat baked goods, which seemed to be lying about, smug in their seductiveness, everywhere I looked, I thought I’d give these healthier treats a whirl.

And y’know what? They’re delightful. It’s like eating oatmeal cookie batter without the raw egg to worry about. These goodies will be a delicious fix for my post-holiday 3pm sweet cravings.

1 cup dry oatmeal

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional,” apparently)

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

Mix all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Chill “dough” in fridge for 30 minutes, then roll into balls. Will keep up to one week in the fridge in an airtight container.

[Recipe via Gimme Some Oven]

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