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Ellie’s Favorite Peanut Butter Treats

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Little Pups love to lick spoon when you’re all done

The Kaptur’s love peanut butter. So when you add chocolate chips and a bit of honey, it only gets better. These tasty little treats are something my daughter Ellie has come to love and therefore they are no almost always in our freezer…well until we eat them all.

I love these little treats on a whole other level because I can have two of these and not watch my blood sugar take off like a rocket. So I thought we’d share our little frozen obsession with all of you!

We gathered the original recipes from https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/ but have since mixed it up a bit. Below is our version.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats) and 1/2 cup oat bran (hard to find in WI, Sendiks and Woodmans are the only places that have it. Awesome source of fiber and lower carbs than oatmeal) Feel free to use 1 cup oatmeal if you don’t have oat bran.

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup ground flax seeds.

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/3 cup honey (rinse measuring cup in hot water before you put the honey in the cup and it will come off the sides much easier.)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries

a good pinch of sea salt

Mix everything together in a large bowl. Add more oats if mixture is very dough like. It should be fairly crumbly.

Repeat after me..”I will not eat the whole bowl with a spoon.”

Place bowl in fridge for at least 15 minutes before rolling mixture into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball. (Tip: using slightly damp hands will help to keep the pb from sticking to your hands.)

Place treats in container and place in freezer. Scrape and lick everything you can from the mixing bowl.

I typically estimate that two treats is approximately 7-10g of carbs.

Enjoy!! And please let Ellie and I know how much you like them by clicking the follow button on this screen.

Diabetic Mama of Twins fueled by my family, working out, eating, dog walking, getting lost in the woods and insulin. Writing to share the journey this Type 1 diagnosis has taken me on since 2007.

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