These are so easy -- just stir, scoop, and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Notice they require no cooking or baking, so I have made them countless times over the summer.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Chill time: 20 minutes Total Yield: 18 small oatmeal balls
3/4 cup dry quick cooking oats
1/4 cup coconut flakes (or use more quick cooking oats)
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1) In a medium mixing bowl using a wooden spoon, stir together quick cooking oats, coconut flakes, ground flax seed, chocolate chips, and raisins.
2) Add peanut butter and honey and stir well. This will give your arm a workout!
3) Using a cookie scoop form into balls and place on a tray. Refrigerate 20 minutes, and then serve. Cover leftovers and either store in the fridge or on the counter.
I prefer to store mine in the fridge so they are a cold snack to help me beat the heat. Of course, I'm pregnant and always looking for ways to cool down.
What's your favorite healthier snack for when it's hot?