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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

My kids, just like any other kids, wants cookies and sweets regularly.  I am a mean mom though (according to them) and don’t always give in.  But these Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are something you can feel good about your kids eating.  There are only 6 ingredients and my kids love to help make them. 🙂 In fact, my oldest son helped make the video for these.

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The ingredients are simple, oats, chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey, and chia seeds.  Throw everything into a bowl and mix.  Easy Peasy!  Sometimes I even let the boys think I’m such a cool mom by giving them a couple of these with breakfast.  They think it’s such a treat and their mom is the best. MOM WIN!

 

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

There are only a few ingredients in this delicious and healthy snack.  They are all good for you and you you can feel good about your kids eating these Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.

Quick cooking oats- Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and helps you stay full longer.

Chocolate chips- You don’t want to eat too many of these, but dark chocolate or semi sweet chips are actually good for you.  They have a lot of antioxidants. Most people think chocolate isn’t good for you, but I am here to tell you it is! Check out this article to see for yourself.

Peanut Butter- A lot of peanut butters are not good for you.  They contain lots of sugar and fillers.  Look for a healthier peanut butter that has just a few simple ingredients in it that you can pronounce.  Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter, 16 oz is one of our favorites.

Honey- Raw honey has been proven to be beneficial.  Just like peanut butter it’s easy to buy junky kinds.  But raw honey is disease-fighting and disease-preventing.  It helps with allergies, coughs and more.

Chia Seeds- These little guys are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids packed into such a small size.

There you have it.  This recipe couldn’t be any simpler.  Mix everything in a bowl, roll them into balls, and eat them!  Now you can feel great about eating these and feeding them to your kids too.

 

Helpful Tips

There are a few things I think are helpful when making this recipe.  A big mixing bowl and a cookie dough scoop.  If you don’t have a cookie dough scoop, this is the perfect time for the kids to get their hands dirty and help in the kitchen!

I really love these Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls chilled.  We keep them in the refrigerator and they are the perfect healthy snack.

For a peanut allergy, you can also swap out this spread instead of peanut butter.

 

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Chocolate chips and peanut butter? Can't go wrong with that.
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl
  2. MIX
  3. You can use a small ice cream scoop or your hand to make 12 little balls ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

NUTRITION INFO: Per ball- 158 calories, 9 g fat, 19 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 4 g protein

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