Next time you’re craving something sweet drop the candy bar and whip out your chef hat. With this no bake, easy to follow recipe you’re sweet tooth will be satisfied in no time!
For these peanut butter and chocolate bites you will need the following ingredients:
Oats: ½ Cup
Try Bob’s Red Mill Organic Rolled Oats. These oats are freshly milled and are a great source of fiber!
Chocolate Chips: 4 Tablespoons
Try Sunspice Organic 42% Cacao Chips. These chocolate chips are made with organic chocolate, organic sugar, and organic vanilla! They’re also fertilizer and pesticide free, so you know you’re going to eat well!
Coconut Shavings: 2 Tablespoons
Try Wilderness Family Naturals’ Coconut Flakes. These raw, dehydrated flakes are full of flavor and will add a punch of coconut goodness to your treat.
Organic Peanut Butter: 4 Tablespoons
Try Nature’s Promise Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter and check out Real Simple’s list for the best natural peanut butter
Once, you have all the necessary items get ready to whip up some treats by following these easy steps:
1) Place oats, chocolate, and peanut butter into 1 bowl and mix vigorously
2) Once fully mixed, scoop out 9 even balls and place on parchment paper
- Sprinkle coconut shavings on each ball
3) Place in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes
4) Sit, relax, pour yourself a cup of milk and enjoy these organic, arguably healthier treats
Now, if peanut butter isn’t your thing, you can easily swap it out for almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter! You can also mix it up and trey either sweetened or unsweetened coconut shavings. No matter which way you make them, you’ll be able to enjoy these healthy no-bake balls in less than 15 minutes! According to Women’s Health chocolate, especially dark benefits you in more ways then one so check out their article on the 9 Health Benefits of Chocolate . Also, if you’re an athlete and want a little recovery boost, swap out your regular milk for a glass of the chocolate variety- check out this Fitness Magazine article to learn more! Happy “baking!”
Let us know in the comments below how your treats turned out and if you spiced them up in any way!
About the author:
Originally from Washington D.C, Natasha is an undergraduate at Columbia University. She is currently pursuing an International Relations and Environmental Science track and hopes to study abroad in Paris this summer. When she’s not in the classroom or in the study room of Butler Library, Natasha can be found running through Central Park, exploring NYC, and trying to face time her dog, Buddy. Check out more of her Raintees posts and stop by her blog for more!