No Bake Dark Chocolate PB Oatmeal Balls

I’m actually not the biggest fan of dark chocolate. If I happen to be craving chocolate and it’s the only type around, I’d eat it, but it’s definitely not my first choice. (My favorite is white chocolate, which is a shame, because that has absolutely no nutritional value. At least dark is somewhat good for you. In moderation. But let’s face it, it’s not like I eat chocolate for its nutritional content anyway. >_> )

A couple months ago, my friends sent me a care package filled with awesome goodies (e.g. tea, Trader Joe goodies and a ton of Halloween candy). I was eating candy like nobody’s business (hooray for short sugar highs/energy bursts while studying?) but decided eventually to take it to school because it was getting ridiculous in terms of how much I’d end up eating. :x This worked out well until they started actually enforcing the rule where you have to clear off absolutely everything on your desk during tests. Since I only show up to class for tests, I figured it might just be easier if I just cleared it all beforehand. (Everything just sits in Cordelia now. She’s my locker.)

This whole long train of thought was really just to explain how I got the bright idea to melt it down to make chocolate peanut butter balls with em’. :D! Waste not! For the record, I store them in an ice tray after I make them because then they’ll be nicely chilled and won’t all conglomerate together (they tend to all meld together if you don’t keep em’ chilled enough). Easy access too! :] I forgot to include Craisins, but I will likely make another variation of this again in my future (especially if I’ve just run out of hardboiled eggs, which is basically what happened). Hardboiled eggs are generally my post-lifting snack, but these will be a nice substitute.

No Bake Dark Chocolate PB Oatmeal Balls

Ingredients: (14-15 balls)
-1 1/2 c oats
-2 tbsp chia seeds
-1/2 c chopped raw almonds
-1/4 c natural peanut butter
-5 mini Hershey’s dark chocolate bars
-5 Hershey kisses
-1/4 c honey

Instructions:
1) In a medium bowl, combine the oats, chia seeds and almonds.
2) In a small bowl, combine the chocolate, honey and peanut butter. Microwave on low until melted and mix well to combine.
3) Add the melted mixture to the oat mixture and use hands to mix well. Form into balls and put into ice tray.
4) Stick em’ in the freezer. :D Or in an airtight container in the fridge.

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About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine resident physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

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