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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Balls

  • 15 m
  • 45 m
Devon O'Brien
“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.”

Ingredients

    • ½ cup natural peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower nut butter
    • ¾ cup rolled oats (see Tip)
    • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
    • ½ cup dark chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)

Directions

  • 1 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.
  • 2 Roll the balls in melted chocolate. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.
  • 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.
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