These are about the quickest, healthiest, and most versatile homemade snack that I have mustered up in my kitchen and my kids (and husband) love them so cheers to that! You can add whatever mix-in’s you’d like and they can be made allergen friendly by using sun-butter, gluten free oats or dairy free chocolate chips in any combination according to your needs.
These quick bites are also super filling, cheap, and I bet you already have the ingredients on hand! This recipe makes about 15-20 balls depending on how big you make them, so you can eat them for at least a couple days depending on how many people are in your house. If you make these, please share your pictures on Instagram and Facebook. Tag me (@lizlaughlovefood) so I can see all of your favorite ways to make them!
- 1 Cup Creamy or Crunchy Peanut butter (Sun Butter for allergies)
- 1/3 Cup Honey
- 1 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Original Cheerios or similar cereal
- 1 1/2 Cups gluten free or regular Instant or Rolled Oats (Instant if you like less chewy or for younger kids, or Rolled if you like more bite)
- Optional Mix-In’s: Chocolate chips, Milled or whole flax seeds, chia seeds, mini m&m’s, hemp hearts, granola (this is not an exhaustive list, so go crazy and add as little or as much as you want).
- Microwave 1 Cup peanut butter with 1/2 cup of honey for 25 seconds. Stir. Add 1 1/2 Cups cheerios and 1 1/2 Cups oats. Stir.
2. Add optional mix-in’s. Note: if you’re using something chocolate, make sure the mixture is cooled enough unless you like you chocolate melted in 🙂
3. Form in to balls with a cookie scoop or hands. Serve or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Rolling into balls: If they are very sticky for you to roll, you can spray your hands with a little bit of cooking spray or oil and continue to roll them.
Alternately They can also be pressed into an 8×8 pan and cut into bars if you prefer. For that method, I’d suggest letting them chill in the fridge for 10 minutes before cutting them into squares.
Mixture seems too dry: If your mixture seems too dry for your liking, you may add a little more honey and/or peanut butter until it is to your desired consistency. This can sometimes happen when there are too many mix-in’s and not enough peanut butter and honey to stick everything together.
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