Yummy, Crunchy, Peanut Buttery

I am on a kick lately to find whole food snacks for Caleb and well for me too. That afternoon snack monster can be brutal and very very bad for the diet. Caleb will ask for fruit but also carbohydrate snacks like crackers. Doing this led me to Pinterest after looking in my pantry for what I had on hand that I would readily make. I saw peanut butter. I saw cocoa. So I searched peanut butter and cocoa and I found these energy balls, with whole food ingredients, peanut butter (buy real peanut butter, not peanut butter spread), unsweetened cocoa powder, oatmeal, honey and originally the recipe called for unsweetened coconut flakes, which I didn't have but I had walnut pieces so I decided to substitute. 

After a quick mix in the mixer of all the ingredients, I rolled the ingredients into a ball, and put them in the fridge to harden them slightly and then the finished snack for real energy, with real ingredients that was so easy to put together and won't leave you with the sugary crash later. 
There certainly was nothing easier than this quick, easy and delicious snack and Caleb won't will pick out slivers of almonds in granola ate all the pieces of walnut and didn't pick out a single one! So toddler win for mom!

Recipe: 1 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/3 cup honey, 1/2 cup peanut butter 2/3 cup chopped walnuts. Mix in a mixer, then roll into balls and put in the fridge if you want to harden them a bit. Then eat for real energy from real whole foods for a great afternoon snack!


Hilary said...

Pinning this!

P!nky said...

YUM, these sound delicious.