I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant. I have two toddler boys. Snacking is the name of our game around these parts. 🙂 When my boys are constantly reaching for processed snacks out of our cabinet, I knew it was time to start making little snacks that are bite-sized, filling, and good enough that even my pickiest of eaters will go reaching for.
Enter: Peanut Butter Energy Balls.
This recipe took about 5 minutes to throw together with ingredients I had in my pantry. And my kids LOVE. THEM.
Simply mix together 3 wet ingredients and some salt.
Throw in some oats and chocolate chips. Oh? Is this why my kids love them?! 😉
Roll into 12 balls and place on a lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes. DONE! I didn’t buy a thing at the store and was done in possibly less than five minutes…with the “help” from a 2 and a 3 year old. That’s what I call easy.
Jacks and Colt were responsible for placing them on the cookie sheet. Oh the OCD in my had a hard time keeping them this way…
So we made it into a counting activity and everything was right in this world. 🙂
You will not regret giving these a try. Easy, quick, and a huge fan favorite here at the Kemper house. Happy Snacking!
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add in oats and chocolate chips and combine together.
Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.
Roll mixture into 12 small balls and place along wax papered cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Store in airtight container for up to a week in your fridge (but good luck keeping them around for that long!)