Peanut butter balls

My mom received this recipe from someone she volunteers with at the Hope Chest – a consignment shop where proceeds benefit breast cancer organizations. Every few weeks my mom makes this recipe with my kids to refill our supply of peanut butter balls.

We store them in a freezer bag so the kids can grab their own healthy snack. They make a terrific treat when packing lunch on rushed mornings. When I make this...I double the below recipe because they get eaten up so fast. 

Peanut Butter Balls
You'll Need:
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups oatmeal (old fashioned)
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup ground flax seed (light flax works better)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup agave syrup

1. Heat oven to 350° F.

2. Spread 2 cups of old fashioned oats on a rimmed sheet pan and toast for 5-10 minutes, until fragrant. 

3. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients thoroughly, including the toasted oats.

4. Roll into balls (about the size of a ping-pong ball). Dab your fingers in water to prevent sticking. Place on a sheet pan and refrigerate for an hour, until firmed up – this prevents them from sticking together.

5. Place them in a freezer bag and store frozen, grabbing peanut butter balls as you like.

how to roll peanut butter balls