When you just need “a little something sweet” why not make a healthier choice at the same time? These small bites provide a protein and fiber boost, as well as healthy fat and magnesium. Swapping out most of the peanut butter for peanut butter powder makes this a good lower-calorie snack option too.
Makes 16 servings (1 ball per serving)
1 cup rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free)
2 TB chia seeds
2 TB ground flax meal
2 TB pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
2 TB peanut butter
4 TB peanut butter powder
2 TB pure maple syrup
2-3 TB water
2 TB mini chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl until well incorporated. Add chocolate chips and mix evenly. Using a melon ball scooper (or your hands), scoop balls onto a small tray or cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment. Place in freezer or refrigerator for 30-60 minutes until somewhat firm. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for 3-5 days.
1 booster bite= 74 calories, 3 grams fat, 22 milligrams sodium, 9 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 3 grams protein