peanut butter balls

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.

So. Okay:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Grab when peckish.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted 30 November 2012 at 3:13 PM | Permalink

    This recipe is hilarious and totally the way I cook. Some peanut butter? Oats, I guess? Cocoa maybe? :D

    (Also they sound awesome!)

  2. Posted 30 November 2012 at 7:13 PM | Permalink

    Yes! I love peanut butter ball snacks! I like to add a little vanilla to mine. It makes them taste like cookie dough – which is a win in my book.

  3. Posted 2 December 2012 at 11:12 PM | Permalink

    These remind me of the chocolate balls they make in Sweden (chokladbollar). Basically butter, sugar, cocoa, and oats. Mix, roll, and then roll in shredded coconut. Mmmm. This sounds healthier though – but I’m not surprised the Swedes haven’t adopted peanut butter balls, since it turns out peanut butter is an acquired taste and North Americans are the only ones who are socialized to like it…

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