Peanut butter, whey protein powder, and peanuts are rolled into balls for a compact protein boost for an on-the-go snack.

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Recipe Summary

cook:
1 min
prep:
10 mins
total:
1 min
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave on high until melted enough to stir, about 30 seconds. Add vanilla, oats, flax seed, dried fruit, peanuts, and whey protein powder. Stir to combine. Form into balls and place on a plate. Chill in refrigerator, about 1 hour and store in in the fridge in an airtight container or ziploc bag.

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Tips

Dried strawberries or raisins make this very reminiscent of PB&J. These are purposely not very sweet, as we aren't fond of overly sweet things. The original recipe had 1 cup of honey, so my version has substantially reduced that amount; it was far too sweet for our tolerance. You can add more honey if you feel they are not sweet enough but keep in mind the protein powder will also be sweetened, and those can vary greatly from brand to brand. Also, if you use regular peanut butter instead of natural, that will add some sweetness. Taste as you go, and enjoy your version! Dried apples and a little molasses in place of part of the honey and some spices make a great fall snack, too!

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