I don’t know about you, but I don’t have agave and chia seeds stocked in my cupboard at any given time. However, I can guarantee that I always have chocolate chips on deck.
Using the most important ingredient in any recipe – chocolate – I have perfected the most simple and delicious snack around.
So, without further ado, I present to you the five ingredients (you already have in your pantry) required for these magical treats:
- 1 cup instant oats
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
I have tried a million different combinations of this recipe that I’ve found online. I promise you that this one requires the least amount of ingredients, and tastes like a peanut butter cup. It’s a total win-win.
Honey is a natural energy source, cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants, oats are a good source of carbs and fiber, peanut butter fills you up, and chocolate, as mentioned, should be added to any and all recipes.
How to make them:
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl
- Roll into 12 balls
- Freeze for at least an hour
I know this seems super complicated, but culinary excellence takes time, patience and refined craftsmanship… or in this case, just a spoon.
I like to store them in the freezer so they stay nice and chewy. They will keep in there for up to 10 days. I’m willing to bet that they will all be eaten before then, but I felt the need to throw that in for reference.
These are great for those of you who don’t like to eat a lot first thing in the morning. I am not familiar with this phenomenon, on account of the fact that I wake up ravenous, but apparently that’s a thing for some people.
I usually grab a couple to eat on the way to early morning workouts or if I’m in a rush before work. If you feel like reaching for a sweet treat in the afternoon, these will do the trick.
Please share your thoughts and pictures with me when you make them. I know you will love them as much as I do.