Peanut Butter Protein Balls (GFO/VGO)

We found this amazingly delicious recipe at www.texanerin.com
These 6-ingredient peanut butter protein balls only take a few minutes to throw together and are full of healthful ingredients!
Prep Time: Cook Time: Ready in: : 24 1" balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (256 grams) natural peanut butter or sunflower seed butter for nut-free (the kind with just peanuts / seeds and salt)
  • 1/4 cup (80 grams) honey or 1/4 cup brown rice syrup for a vegan version
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (135 grams) rolled oats (use gluten-free oats, if needed)
  • 1/2 cup (42 grams) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup (57 grams) mini chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips, if needed)
  • 2-4 teaspoons water or additional vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup or honey and vanilla extract.
  2. Stir in the oats, coconut and salt until well combined and then add the chocolate chips. If the mixture doesn’t hold together well when pinched together, add the additional water or vanilla, a teaspoon at a time until the mixture holds together well when pinched.
  3. Form 1” balls by pressing about 1 tablespoon of the mixture together.
  4. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for 1 week.