Pinterest is great for so many things. I am not very organized so I find it fabulous for filing away creative ideas. I have made a few recipes from the foods I’ve pinned. Many were good and some were terrible. I wanted to pass on this one that’s a tried & true keeper. I like it because I don’t have to turn on the oven, the kids can actually help with them and despite their sweet taste, you sneak in a 1/2 cup of ground flax seed for fiber, vitamins, protein and omega-3s. Make sure to buy ground flax seed or grind yourself at home for the full benefits and store in the refrigerator to keep it from going rancid.
Be careful not to eat too many! They are SO yummy and also pack a lot of fats into one bite so limit how many you eat. I substituted for vegan chocolate chips and agave nectar. Peanut allergic houses can revise and add SunButter or another nut butter to make them safe.
Here’s what the pin looks like:
And the recipe as written from Pinterest:
1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter), 1/3 cup honey 1 cup coconut flakes, 1/2 cup ground flaxseed, 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, 1 tsp vanilla Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
At home with just dry ingredients:
I recommend adding more agave nectar or honey than the recipe says. The first time I made them they didn’t stick together well. This time I added approximately 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of agave, and they stuck together much better. Again, it depends on how you like them. You can always add more and re-refrigerate before making them if you decide they’re not sticking together well.
Here’s my end result. Yum!