No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

You can add whatever you want to the recipe – nutella, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips, almond butter, wheat germ, etc. You can play with the portions and add a little more or a little less of any of the ingredients – whatever suits you and your child’s taste. This recipe made about 30 small (almost bite sized) balls. And they were eaten up (by a preschool class) in a flash!

photo: Auntie D @allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 1 1/2 C oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 C agave nectar or pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C ground flaxseeds
  • 1 to 1 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 C finely chopped nuts (whatever you or your children prefer)

Directions:

Combine oats, cinnamon and sea salt. Mix throughly.

Add vanilla extract and the agave nectar to the dry mixture. Stir until mixed. Add the flaxseeds, peanut butter and nuts and stir until all the ingredients are mixed throughly.

Form into small balls and place on cookie sheets. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm and then serve.

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