On-the-go peanut butter balls



Here’s an easy-to-make snack that one of our IBS readers highly recommends. She packs a few in her bag when out doing errands and needs a boost. To keep its shape and stay fresh, place the snacks in a small plastic container. These peanut butter bites can be frozen or if sealed well, can last several days in the refrigerator. Makes approximate 20 one-inch size balls.


Ingredients

- ½ cup creamy peanut butter

- ½ cup Nestle Toll House Gluten Free, Expresso Baking Chip Morsels

- ½ cup old-fashioned oats (not instant oats); an alternative is to use gluten free oats

- 1 tbs chia seeds

- 1/3 cup honey

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- Additional old-fashioned oats for coating


Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir.

  2. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours so they’re easier to handle.

  3. When ready, roll into one-inch size. To avoid getting peanut butter to stick to the palms and fingers, rub a small amount of butter on the hands.

  4. Roll the peanut butter ball mix around more oats to coat the outside.

  5. Insert in the refrigerator until firm, then place the snack balls in containers.

These snacks can be frozen or stay in the fridge for up to a week.


Variations

- Dark chocolate chips

- Agave syrup can replace honey

- Vegan chocolate chips

- Shredded Coconut, toasted

- Chopped Walnuts, Pecans or Almonds

- Cocoa Powder

- Hemp Seeds

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