All you need are four simple ingredients to make oatmeal-packed healthier peanut butter balls that kids and grownups will love. Make this easy recipe for a bite-size treat, on-the-go snack or easy homemade gift. You can swap the peanut butter for almond butter or even sunflower seed butter if you need a nut-free snack for school.

Devon O'Brien
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2017

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Combine peanut butter, oats and maple syrup in a medium bowl. Roll the mixture into 12 balls, using about 2 teaspoons for each. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.

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  • Roll the balls in melted chocolate. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Tips: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 10.2g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.6g 6% DV; sugars 4.6g; fat 7.8g 12% DV; saturated fat 2.1g 11% DV; folate 3.3mcg 1% DV; calcium 2.8mg; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 21.7mg 8% DV; potassium 44.6mg 1% DV; sodium 35.8mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV; added sugar 4g.

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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2017
These are delicious a peanut butter chocolate treat you can feel good about! Read More
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06/26/2017
SO SO SO yum!! Read More