Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PBG Recipe: Peanut Butter Chews

These treats are a healthier alternative to a cookie if you are looking for something sweet to eat or a yummy pre-workout snack.  They are also super simple and come together in 5 minutes flat.  I borrowed this recipe heavily from Angela over at Oh She Glows.  She really does have some of the best recipes on the 'net these days.  I added some dried fruit and chia seeds (I add chia seeds to everything) but you could add nuts or other seeds to boost the protein. 


Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp organic brown rice syrup
  • 3 tbsp chopped dark chocolate
 Directions
  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup, and vanilla.
  • Microwave on high for 45 seconds.
  • Stir well and immediately add in the rice cereal, chocolate, cranberries and chia seeds.  
  • Stir very well until cereal and add-ins are fully coated with the peanut butter syrup mixture.
  • Roll the mixture into seven good sized balls. 
  • Place the balls onto parchment paper and freeze for 5 minutes and they are ready to eat. You can keep these chews in the freezer in a sealed container.
Nutrition
Calories 113
Total Fat 6.0g
Total Carbohydrates 13.4g
Dietary Fiber 1gSugars 8.8g
Protein 3.0g

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