- Servings: 10 2-ball servings
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: –
- Cost per serving (2 balls): 33¢
- Storage: 4 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
- Kitchen tools: Measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, sharp knife, 1 plate, large bowl, spoon
- This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.
- 175 ml (¾ cup) peanut butter
- 375 ml (1½ cups) quick cooking rolled oats
- 80 ml (1/3 cup) sugar
- 60 ml (¼ cup) unsweetened cocoa
- 60 ml (¼ cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped Or any other leftover chocolate, finely chopped
- 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla
1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with a spoon.
2. With your hands, shape and roll the mixture into 20 ping-pong-size balls.
Tip: Rolling the balls in your hands for a while will warm the peanut butter: it will serve as a “glue” to hold the balls together!
3. Set aside on a plate and chill in the fridge until the balls are firm (at least 30 minutes).
Variation: You can use chopped raisins or nuts instead of chocolate chips.
This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:
- Grain products
- Meat and alternatives
Delicious served with a glass of milk or fortified soy beverage.