So I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time getting my toddler to eat anything. It’s a battle every single day! I’m not a “crunchy” Mom by any means, and tend to celebrate any foods that my kids will eat. Unfortunately, that means a lot of string cheese, pretzels and meat balls. Okay, and fruit snacks among other sugary tastiness.
But every Friday is grocery day at my house, which means until I go shopping The snack stash is pretty low. That means on Fridays I raid my pantry and try to create kid-friendly food using only what I have on hand. Occasionally I make something so awesome that I want to share it with everyone. One of those said “amazing” treats is 4-Ingredient peanut butter bites. Super fast and simple and my kids LOVE them! Even better, they are pretty healthy, so I feel like it’s a mom win!
1-2 cups Whole Rolled Oats
1/2 c. Peanut butter
1 tea.Chocolate spread (like Nutella)
2 tea. Honey
A food processor
1) Grind up the oats in the food processor until it’s a flour-like consistency. Ok this is a matter of preference. If you skip this step it will still work, but the balls will just have slightly more texture to them. I prefer the smoother texture, especially for my youngest who still doesn’t have any back teeth yet to chew bigger chunks of oats.
2) Next, add the other ingredients and process it until it is well mixed. It should be sticky enough to form balls, but not so sticky that you have residue on your hands. If the dough is too crumbly, try adding more peanut butter. If it’s too oily add a small handful of oats and give it a whirl in the processor.
3) When you have the texture you want, form little balls. I recommend about dime size since they are pretty rich, and less goes to waste when your toddler decides they don’t want anymore, but if your crunched for time quarter size works too. *Bonus points if you have an older kid that can roll the balls for you!
This makes quite a few, but I double the recipe anyway since they last so long in the refrigerator and I love being able to just grab them and go.
Have a similar recipe I should try? Let me know!