November 28, 2012 by Mo Minahan
I’ve been wanting to make no-bake treats forever. I don’t know why I never tried it before, but the time has come. Last weekend I was craving something sweet. Since I threw out my chocolate almonds a week ago – I do that once a month to see if I’m addicted to chocolate or if I can stop by choice – I had no chocolate in sight and was forced to use what I had on hand. Peanut butter, check. Oats, check. Almonds, check. Honey, check.
Warning: These are super filling, so they’re great for a midday snack, but if you eat them before dinner (like I did) you might not have room in your tummy for anything else!
Okay, here we go!
2 cups gluten-free oats
1/2 cup ground flax seed (did this in the coffee grinder!)
1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped
4 TBS chia seeds
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, melted
1/2 cup + 2 TBS honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely crushed peanuts (or almonds)
pinch of salt
Mix oats, almonds, flaxseed, chia seeds, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Melt peanut butter and stir in honey and vanilla extract. When cool, pour over the oat mixture and stir well with a spoon or your hands (sticky!)