We love these for snack time and we often eat these during our tea time. They are a great snack to take on picnics and the kids love to have a “sweet treat” without me feeling like they are consuming tons of sugar. They are super easy and a great way to sneak in some ingredients your kids may not normally eat. I use this recipe loosely and you really can’t mess it up. If it’s too sticky, just add more oats. If it’s too dry, add more peanut butter or honey. You can also substitute easily if you have any allergies.
3 cups of oatmeal
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup of chopped dates
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of nuts (I like to use walnuts, but any will do)
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder (about 2/3 cup)
2 Tablespoons of flaxseed,hemp seed, and chia seed ( I use a blend- link below)👇
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls. Store in a refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Although, they won’t last that long!
One of the things I love about these is that they are so flexible. Really, the variations are limitless! Feel free to leave out anything you want or add your favorites! A few of the things we like to substitute are Nutella, almond butter, pecans, dried cereal, or dried fruit.
What I used:
This is the nutritional shakes I use so if I don’t have any kid’s protein powder, I use this. It adds a great chocolate flavor while supplying all the extra protein, vitamins, and minerals.