Recipe of the Week: Peanut Butter-Oatmeal Snacks

The following recipe is from blog reader L.S.. She notes that this recipe is best for winter, since these tend to get oily in the summer.

  • 2/3 cup peanut butter (I use part creamy and part chunky)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats (uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Full Graham crackers (finely crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir well with a spoon. Once mixture starts coming together, use your hands to work the mixture until it’s all combined (it helps to spray hands with cooking spray first because it is sticky).
  2. Divide the peanut butter mixture with your hands into four equal sections (you will make 3 balls out of each section). Spoon out a heaping Tablespoon and roll in hands to form a 1½” diameter ball (use more cooking spray on hands if the mixture is too sticky). Place all peanut butter balls on a plate, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Store in refrigerator.

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