I tried to think of something more glamourous to call these - but all the names just started sounding....wrong....so Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls it is.
Kraft Canada recently released a new product - Natural Peanut Butter with Sea Salt. I picked some up on sale at No Frills for $2.88 a few weeks ago and it is, as one would expect, delicious. There is a pretty well-known no bake peanut butter ball recipe on the back of most Kraft Peanut butter jars - and I have adapted it slightly to come up with this recipe.
The peanut butter balls I made and ate as a kid were essentially peanut butter, butter, and icing sugar. They were very delicious, super rich and.....contained lots of sugar. This recipe is healthier, but still packs a punch.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls
1 cup of Kraft Natural Peanut Butter with Sea Salt
1/4 cup of honey
1 cup of oatmeal (I used Quaker quick oats)
1 cup of chopped pecans
2/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips OR chopped bittersweet chocolate
Coconut - optional
Combine the peanut butter and honey in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except coconut, and stir. Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours (I like to leave it overnight). Form mixture into balls (a tbsp scoop makes this super easy). If desired, roll balls in coconut. Enjoy!
Refrigerate when not eating. This mixture will stay good in the fridge for up to one week.