I go in phases when it comes to peanut butter. Sometimes, I don’t really want it and can’t stand eating it. Other times, I take every chance I can to eat peanut butter. Based on this post, you should know this situation is the latter.
I have been craving both peanut butter and chocolate every day for the past few weeks and it’s driving me absolutely crazy. It’s hard to eat healthy as January drags on, but it’s even harder when all you want to eat is high calorie food.
Not to worry, fellow peanut butter junkies. I have a recipe here that’s quick, simple, healthy and tastes like peanut butter. Recently I’ve been brainstorming ways to stay healthy without depriving myself of food I want to eat, and this recipe is one of those ways. If you’re craving a sweet peanut dessert, give this a try instead and see how you like it!
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon honey (or coconut sugar to make it vegan)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs (or mini chocolate chips)
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix by hand until the mixture is sticky and starts to clump together.
Using your hands, roll the dough into balls with the diameter of a bottle cap, and place them on a nonstick mat or a plate lined with parchment.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until the dough isn’t crumbly or sticky anymore, then serve.
Keep refrigerated for up to a week in an airtight container.