This recipe comes from my good friend Heather. I've been in a bit of a snack rut lately and this is my new favourite afternoon snack. Along with a glass of iced chai. Remember my chai latté addiction? Well it has now morphed into an iced chai latte addiction. I've just started buying the Tazo chai concentrate and making myself iced chai at home. Next on my to-do list? Figure out how to make a homemade version that tastes just as good. Stay tuned.
This is super, super quick to make, is no bake and is fully of all things good and healthy. A perfect snack or treat anytime.
6 tbsp. of any nut butter (I've used chocolate soy butter and sunbutter, though I'm dying to try them with natural peanut butter)
3 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tbsp. hemp seed
1 C quick-cook oatmeal or quinoa flakes (be sure to use quinoa flakes and not quinoa itself - you can get this in any health food store in the hot cereal section)
1/8 C mini chocolate chips
1. Mix all ingredients together. Press into balls. Eat.
Then eat some more.
Then just one last one. Before you hide them away. For 10 minutes later.
And yup. Logan likes these guys too.
Makes 16-18 balls.
For a bigger batch (about 4 times the original recipe):
1 1/2 C of any nut butter (I used chocolate soy butter)
3/4 C maple syrup
1/2 C hemp seed
4 C quick-cook oatmeal or quinoa flakes
1/2 C mini chocolate chips
Difficulty level: easy
Gluten-free if you use certified gf oats or quinoa flakes for added protein. If you use certified gf oats, you may want to pulse them briefly in a food processor if they are not quick-cook oats.
Dairy-free if made with dairy-free chocolate chips