peanut butter balls
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Optional Substituions
Substitute an equal portion of the coconut flakes or nuts with mini-chocolate chips. - Substitute honey with raw, organic agave or rice syrup to prepare as a vegan recipe. - Substitute dates with ¼ cup chopped dried fruit. - Roll the bites in shredded coconut or dip in melted chocolate.
: snacks, clean eating, healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free
Serves: 16 balls
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ½ cup crispy rice cereal
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes or chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, optional
  • ¾ cup all-natural crunchy peanut butter or nut butter
  • ⅓ cup brown rice syrup (honey for a non-vegan recipe)
  • 5 pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, cereal, coconut and chia seeds; set aside.
  2. In another small mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, syrup, dates, vanilla and salt.
  3. Add the peanut butter mixture to the oat mixture and stir until evenly blended.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for one hour. Using a spoon, scoop and roll dough into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate for two hours or overnight before serving. Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature, if you prefer.
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at