Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Monster Cookie Protein Balls (A Healthy Choice)

Here's a great & healthy snack for the kids to make...and enjoy too.

There are recipes all over the internet for protein bites or balls. 

This one is similiar to others I've made but when I saw the addition of mini baking m & m's and dark chocolate (or carob) chips, I couldn't resist.

4 little Fergusons enjoyed these when they were here for a short visit.  In fact, I still chuckle to think of the youngest child, Paxton, eating one of these treats.  He said "I'm eating 'crumbs' (tiny bites) so I can savor the taste"...and make them last longer.  What a boy!! 

I'm planning to make them when I visit our daughter and family soon too...these are NO BAKE...all you have to do is stir and roll...or
you can process in the food processor for ease. 

With the addition of flax seed meal and chia seeds, you can't go wrong on serving this one to your kiddos. These snacks have protein, high fiber and contain no refined sugar...they're made with honey!!!

I love recipes like this....add coconut or nuts....or whey protein powder if you prefer...make it your own.

Add more honey if it's not sticky enough...or more oats if it's too sticky. 


MONSTER COOKIE PROTEIN BALLS 

1 c. dry (old-fashioned) or quick oats
1/2 c. ground flax seed
1/2 c. (natural) peanut butter
1/3 c. agave or honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 - 1/2 c. mini m & m's 
1/4 - 1/2 c. carob chips 


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (or food processor for a smoother texture) and chill for 30 minutes. (I prefer to mix oats/flax seed in one bowl, then combine peanut butter, honey and vanilla in another, then mix the two together). Roll into balls.  Enjoy. 

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