Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls

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I made these amazing little snacks while Little Man took a nap this afternoon. If you can have enough self control not to eat them all in one sitting, they make wonderful mid afternoon pick-me-ups. I packed a few for work tomorrow. Perhaps it will help me resist a second cup of coffee.

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1 1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower, chia, or flax seeds
1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces (I used Ghirardelli 80%)
3/4 cup All Natural peanut butter
2 1/2 Tbsp honey

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl

Add peanut butter and honey

Mix well

Roll into 1 inch balls and set 1/2 inch apart on plate

Let set in the refrigerator for 1 hr

Place in plastic bag or air tight container

Store in refrigerator

Yield one dozen

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You could also use raisins instead of chocolate. They’re delicious, but remember not to eat more than a few per setting. The honey will wake you up. The protein from the peanut butter, and the oatmeal will sustain you.

Eating good can taste good. Enjoy!

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