When I followed the vegan diet for a week I was craving sweets in a bad way. I mean, I am pregnant and I need chocolate. However, I was good and avoided pretty much anything sweet until day 6 when I couldn’t take it anymore. I stared into our pantry hoping that something animal-free would jump out at me for dessert. I came up with these treats and I’m hooked….and they aren’t really that sweet with the only added sweetener being 1/4 cup syrup per batch, you can definitely feel good about eating these or giving them to your kids as snacks.
5 simple ingredients including some vegan basics- oatmeal and peanut butter. I will be making these on a weekly basis for a healthy treat for me and the kids…oh and of course my peanut butter-loving husband. LOVE them. Surprisingly one treat is very satisfying. Especially with a cup of soy milk. Yum.
There is another treat I make similar to these (more of a dessert though) that uses rolled oats, however the quick cooking oats work best with this one. They combine well with the peanut butter creating a “peanut butter cookie” flavor. Best part- NO BAKING required!!
Enjoy these simple oatmeal peanut butter balls for a quick satisfying snack!