I love these PB bites. My fiancé loves them. My friends loves them. Everybody loves them – except for Dad, who, well, hates them. He doesn’t seem to understand the difference between bird seed and chia seed. And he thinks that cacao nibs are a sad excuse for chocolate. LOL.
Please give me fuel to tell my dad he is very wrong (I do enjoy proving him wrong).
Picture little, soft peanut butter “cookie” bites, with a hint of vanilla and crunchy cacao nibs for texture. A dash of honey adds just the right sweetness, and chia seeds add even more of a protein boost.
These Peanut Butter Oat Protein Bites store in an airtight container for a whole week unrefrigerated, so they’re perfect to bring to work for an on-the-go super healthy, satisfying, and delish breakfast or snack!
Makes: 12-18 balls
Prep time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
1 cup old fashioned oats
½ cup all natural peanut butter, thoroughly mixed
2 tablespoons skim milk (or non-dairy milk)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon black chia seeds
2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a big bowl, thoroughly combine oats, peanut butter, skim milk, honey, and vanilla extract. Add in chia seeds and nibs. Once again, thoroughly combine.
Refrigerate mixture for 20-30 minutes before forming into ½ inch or 1 inch balls (depending on your preference!). Refrigeration allows for easier ball rolling.
Store bites at room temperature, covered, for up to one week.
The Steps with Video
The video will be your drool-worthy tutorial on how to make the perfect PB balls!