I was very intrigued by these no-bake peanut butter oat “protein” bites I saw on Buzzfeed. You can watch the video and get their recipe here. I’m allergic to peanut butter so I substituted SunButter, which is sunflower seed butter. You can use it just like peanut butter in recipes.
Caution: somebody in the BuzzFeed comments put the ingredients into MyFitnessPal. These should really be called “fat” bites, hence why they taste so darn good.
These are going fast in our house. Only 8 SunButter bites were remaining at the time of this photograph.
2/3 cup SunButter (I believe any nut butter would work.)
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup flax seeds (The original recipe says the flax seeds are optional. The original recipe is incorrect. To take the no flax seed option is to make a poor life choice.)
1. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
3. In your hands, roll and press the mixture into balls. You should get about 16 balls. Try to press some extra oats onto them. I didn’t have much luck with this – still delicious, doesn’t matter.
4. Eat now or store in the refrigerator.