I've mentioned it before and I'm sure I'll mention it again, I looooovve sweet things. I would say I have a sweet tooth and savory tooth, because I just like it all. Eating sweets during the week is something I try to avoid (save for the weekend) but I'm not perfect, and it isn't as easy as it sounds, so often I opt for healthy versions so I can have my cake and eat it too :)
This weeks school snacks were an adapted recipe from one of my favorite bloggers Ambitious Kitchen. http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/ She does sweet treats with a healthy twist so well, so I thought I would use one of her recipes for inspiration. I chose a peanut butter and chocolate chip recipe dah!!! Because, it is simply the best combination.
1 cup oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 cup whole natural peanut butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
Dark Chocolate chips (not optional in my household, a must)
Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix all together. Then, take roughly half of the mixture out from the bowl and place in a food processor or blender (my nutribullet is awesome for things like this). Wiz it around for a minute so the seeds and oats break down and form a powder like resemblance. This helps to stick the mixture together well and creates a nice consistency, with some crunchy parts for fun. Mix all the dry ingredients back together again in the bowl.
For the wet ingredients use a separate bowl and add all ingredients in together, stirring so that it forms a thick paste together. Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet, kneading with your hands to bind the mixture together. Finally add the delicious chocolate chips and start rolling the mixture into balls. My balls were the perfect '2 bite size', but create the ball shape that suits you :P
*If your peanut butter is very oily then you might need some more dry ingredients, another tbsp of oats and flaxseeds should do the trick.
These are great at room temperature but I store mine in the fridge for longevity, about a month. Perfect school snack or sweat treat with that morning coffee. I hope you enjoy them as much as me. Happy healthy snacking!!! :)
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