I mean, talk about waiting way to long to get on the no-bake protein ball train! These things are beyond amazing and this is coming from someone who loves donuts, cake and all things sweet.
I did some research on this trend and then put my own spin on them and this recipe is what I came up with! For some reason I can't stand the smell of protein powder. I don't know what it is about it, but I just don't use it!
I added my favorite seed blend and of course peanut butter and this blend itself is packed with protein, no need for the scoop of the "fake stuff". I think they are even better the next day after the flavors marry together. You can be creative and add your own spin but below is what I think seems to be perfected.
2/3 cup honey peanut butter
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
2 TBS hemp seed
2 TBS flax seed
2 TBS chia seed
dash of organic vanilla extract (when I say dash I mean about 1/8 tsp )
Add all ingredients to a bowl, mix up with a fork till everything is saturated. Roll into about 1 inch balls and display in a cute cake stand or cookie plate because everything tastes better when it's on display!
Right after mixing they seem sticky but after about 30 min of sitting they get a coating and the stickiness goes away, so I recommend waiting about 30 minutes before rolling them out.