When I went to visit my dear friend Leisha a couple months ago, she made me the most delicious peanut butter and honey bites.
I loved them, but because I generally try to eat a low glycemic diet during the week (weekends are a free for all!), I could feel my sugar spike shortly after I finished, well, an entire plate of them.
I wondered if there was a way that I could make them a little more friendly for me (I am very sensitive to sugar) …and so I experimented and it turned out AMAZING!
I must share them with you.
Side note: My kids liked them too. I like to put them out as a treat when we are playing board games in the afternoon. It helps to avoid any hunger meltdowns.
- 2 Cups Oats
- 2 Cups Non-fat Powdered Milk
- 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter OR Almond Butter
- 1 Cup Agave
- 6 oz or less of Mini Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- In a small bowl, combine the 1 cup of peanut or almond butter and 1 cup of agave.
- In a large bowl, combine the 2 cups of oats and 2 cups of powdered milk.
- Pour the peanut/almond butter and agave mix into the oats and powdered milk mixture and combine.
- Add chocolate chips. (I don’t usually add all 6 oz because I don’t really like chocolate. That said, I have tried them without the chocolate chips and they just didn’t do it for me. Somewhere in the recesses of my mind if the chocolate chips are added, I like to feel like I am eating cookie dough and not something healthy.)
- Knead the mixture together with your hands.
- If it is kind of crumbly, sprinkle with a little water and continue kneading.
- With your hands, roll into small bite-size portions.
- Again, if it is kind of crumbly, sprinkle with a little water and continue rolling.
- Place in an air tight container, refrigerate and enjoy when you need just little something to tide you over.
And of course tied a red ribbon around it. ;)
I like to grab one or two when I get a craving for something sweet or when I am headed out the door and need a little boost.
Another benefit? Because they are so thick and rich, I have to drink a ton of water when I eat them.