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M&M’s Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Snack Balls

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Quick oats, creamy peanut butter, honey, wheat germ, and you can’t leave out the best part; chocolate chips & mini m&m’s!! These cute little balls are perfect size for little hands and good to keep on hand for snacks.

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My kids eat a lot. I hear this at least 50x a day “Mom, I’m hungry!” And no they don’t say it nice & calm, it’s more of a shout-as-loud-as-I-can-because-I-might-die-of-hunger type call πŸ™‚ It always seems to be at the most inconvenient times too…..

Like, I just sat down on the couch for the FIRST time today, and it’s 4:00 pm!

Or, I am finally making myself something to eat for lunch

I am talking on the phone, to a real adult, having a real conversation πŸ˜‰

I finally have a spare 10 minutes before the baby wakes up from nap to fold the MOUNTAIN of clothes sitting on the couch

I love these little snack balls for that reason. I can make up a batch ( I always double it), leave it in the fridge and when their hunger strikes (a.k.a- every 5 minutes πŸ™‚ ) they can just go grab one. Plus, they are yummy, filling, and healthy {I usually sneak a few too}.

I had never used wheat germ before but I really like it. It’s full of all kinds of good & healthy stuff. I had a hard time finding it in my grocery store, but I eventually found it in the cereal aisle. It comes in a glass jar.

M&M’s Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Snack Balls
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick oats or old-fashioned regular oats (can also do some of both)
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and/or mini m&m's (I do a little of both)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon. This will take a few minutes because the "dough" will be very thick. It will eventually come together.
  • Roll into balls. It will be sticky and that's fine.
  • Place onto a plate and keep in fridge for at least 1 hour before eating. Otherwise they will be too soft.
  • Store remaining snack balls in fridge.

Notes

Use any type of chocolate chips you want. As long as the candy add-ins equal 1/2 cup, you're good! I have used mini chocolate chips + peanut butter chips before. Sometimes I use all mini m&m's.

If I have it on hand, I will also add in some flax seed. I do 2 tablespoons wheat germ + 2 tablespoons flax seed.

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Give these easy snacks a try. Only 5 ingredients and maybe 5 minutes of prep time….. you can’t go wrong. Have a great Friday and an even better weekend!

Enjoy! xoxo

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