Well, today I am in the mood to make kid-friendly snacks but they are also perfect for any adult that loves chocolate and peanut butter. So . . . I guess these little bites are perfect for everyone but easy enough for your child to make after school! Woohoo, I don’t think there can ever be enough of these type of snacks, right parents?
I started off with chunky peanut butter but you can also use smooth, too. For some reason after dinner when I crave something sweet I have been turning to a spoonful of chunky pb, yum! It totally hits the spot! Anywhoo, I melted the peanut butter in the microwave for 1 minute.
Add a scoop of peanut butter chocolate whey protein. If you don’t want to buy this entire one pound bag you may substitute coco powder and some instant nonfat dry milk instead.
Add some quick oats!
A little drizzle of honey helps make this recipe a bit stickier for the bites to stay together.
I added some milled golden flaxseed. I have started using the golden flaxseed because it can be hidden so easily – pancakes, muffins, meatloaf, etc.!
Now just mix everything together and roll into little balls and keep in the frig or freezer.
After-School Power Snacks – PB Chocolate Bites (Makes 20 balls; 2 Servings)
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 scoop peanut butter chocolate whey protein
2 tbsp quick oats
2 tbsp milled flaxseed
2 tbsp honey
Place peanut butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir in whey protein, oats, flaxseed and honey. Shape into 20 balls. Store little bites in refrigerator or freezer.
Nutrition Facts: 262 calories; 12 g fat; 17 g protein; 5 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 18 g sugar; 76 mg sodium
Yum, every time I open the freezer I tend to sneak another little bite, which is why I keep them in the freezer instead of the frig because I don’t open up the freezer as often as the frig, heehehe .