Peanut Butter Protein Balls
1-cup (256 grams) natural peanut butter
1/4 cup (80 grams) honey or 1/4 cup brown rice syrup for a vegan version
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (135 grams) rolled oats (use gluten-free oats, if needed)
1/2 cup (42 grams) unsweetened shredded coconut
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup (57 grams) mini chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips, if needed)
2-4 teaspoons water or additional vanilla extract
1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup or honey and vanilla extract.
2. Stir in the oats, coconut and salt until well combined and then add the chocolate chips. If the mixture does not hold together well when pinched together, add the additional water or vanilla, a teaspoon at a time until the mixture holds together well when pinched.
3. Form 1” balls by pressing about 1 tablespoon of the mixture together.
4. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for 1 week