This is a great “go to” sweet treat for those trying to avoid sugar. It also provides a nice little protein fix. My daughter introduced me to this recipe when she was in middle school. Eat one as a an afternoon snack, a dessert after dinner or a breakfast goodie. Jeff likes these best topped with a thin square of 72% cacao dark chocolate. But note to self: these are raw and uncooked, held together by time in the freezer, so they do not travel well.
- 2 cups gluten-free raw oats
- 1/2+ cup organic peanut butter
- 2/3 (or less) cup organic honey
- 2 pinches iodized sea salt (optional)
As much as you like (or about 1/4 cup, chopped): dark chocolate, dried cherries, dried apricots, mini-marshmellows, almonds or sunflower seeds
Place first three ingredients in a medium or large bowl, mix well. Add in desired additional goodies (I usually just add 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries). Transfer the “dough” to a square casserole pan and use a piece of wax paper or parchment paper to cover the mixture and press it into the pan so that it forms an even layer. Place the pan in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. Using a very sharp knife, cut into 2” squares and transfer to a freezer proof container. Store in the freezer until ready to eat. Yum!