SUPER SIMPLE PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL BITES
Here is a super simple, tasty, and nutritious snack recipe - peanut butter oatmeal bites. My kids refer to it as "bird food". They're easy to make and pack for day trips (tip: taste best cold so keep them cool when traveling) or mid-day snacking during study days. No baking involved and a fun 'cooking' activity to do with little ones. It requires minimal prep and clean-up (YAY!) If you're very busy and want to just get it done, you can make them yourself in under 15 minutes (not counting the chill time) and store in the fridge overnight, ready for the next day. Large Family Tip: you can double/triple the recipe and store any extras in an airtight tupperware and chill - will stay fresh and tasty for days! I don't recommend freezing them - my kids say the peanut butter gets too hard to bite down on and the oatmeal bits taste yucky when frozen.
2/3 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of old-fashion oats
1 1/2 Tbsp of honey
1/4 cup of chocolate chips (the mini chips work best)
1/4 cup of flax seed
Set aside a 1/8 cup of the old-fashion oats and a small handful of the chocolate chips.
Mom Confession: I don't use exact measurements for this recipe. I just "eyeball" whatever I want more or less of in the mix and add the ingredients accordingly.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together and then cover and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Take the chilled mixture and scoop spoonfuls and roll them each into a bite-size ball. Take the set aside oats and chips and sprinkle onto a large plate or wax paper on the counter and then roll the sticky PB Oatmeal bites until they are lightly covered with oats and mini-chips.
I know, right?! Super easy!