Peanut butter balls are yet another snack I like to keep ready for my insatiable snacking needs, like the frozen bean burritos and the fruit and nut muffins. I can’t give you measurements for these, though … forgive the vague recipe, but they really are this simple.
- Put some peanut butter in a bowl. I don’t know, like half a cup? It doesn’t matter, and measuring peanut butter is yucky. Oh, and it doesn’t have to be peanut butter–some sort of nut or seed butter.
- Stir in some maple syrup or honey. I don’t know, like a teaspoon? I don’t like them very sweet, but you might want way more than that. Whatever floats your boat.
- Stir in rolled oats until the mixture is pretty firm, thick enough to roll into balls that aren’t just goo. While you’re doing that, also add any of the following: ground flax seed, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, sunflower seeds, chopped dates, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, other stuff that sounds like a good idea to you.
- Roll into balls. I make them about the size of ping pong balls, but whatever. Pro tip: if you then roll them in cocoa powder, they look shockingly like poop. I store them in the refrigerator, in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container.
- Grab when peckish.