21 Aug 2012

Oat and Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Picture this: I get off work at 6PM. I'm pretty hungry, so I pick up some ingredients at the grocery store to make a nice, healthy dinner. I head home, but when I get to the door, I notice that it's open (I guess that would be hard to miss.) There is this awful smell coming from my house. I walk in and head to the kitchen. The floor is soaked with water, and my sister is beside her boyfriend, crying hysterically. And the whole half of the kitchen where the oven is located is completely black.

The kitchen almost burned down that day, but thank God my sister was okay. She handled it herself, and I was very proud of her. I, on the other hand,would probably have frozen in place, waved my arms in the air and stared like those people in the Sims (ah yes, my favorite computer game as a child)

So needless to say, I couldn't make dinner. No worries though, I didn't feel too hungry after that scare. Usually when I need to calm myself down, I bake something. Well, that turned out to be a slight problem now that the oven was completely melted. Instead, I made this cute energy balls. Three ingredients, no bake, so easy! Then I went to McDonalds. The ultimate comfort food. So much for the healthy dinner I had planned...

What you'll need:

-1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
-1/3 cup maple syrup
-1 cup oats


    1.   In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup and oats until fully combined.
    2.   Form into small balls, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or place the balls on a plate, and place in the freezer. Freeze for around 2 hours. Place balls in freezer bag.

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  1. wow, what a story, I am so glad your sister was safe. McDonalds is definitely comfort food :)

  2. Most important that your sister is OK and now you will have a chance to get a new oven.. I probably wouldn't choose McDonalds, but these oat PB balls for sure!

  3. Oh my goodness! I'm happy to hear your sister is OK. I can't imagine what I would have done in those circumstances. Probably the same as you running around looking like a windmill. How ironic that you ended up at McDonald's after planning a nice healthy meal.

    I so could use some of these energy balls. I think I'd eat a whole batch in the morning since I dislike coffee and refuse energy drinks. I love oats and peanut butter so will have to try some of these ASAP.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

  4. Holy smokes! No pun intended. I am sorry about the kitchen almost burning down incident... I know exactly how that is, how that smells, and how scary it is. I left a chicken cooking on the stovetop and fell asleep until I woke up choking and gasping for air. I burnt the chicken and melted the pan. These energy balls are the perfect, simple pick me ups!

  5. Oh boy - luckily everyone is OK. These energy balls are so simple, yet look so very yummy!

  6. I'm glad that everyone is ok! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  7. All the ingredients that has gone in here are really nutritious.

  8. Glad to hear that every one is safe, Sometime MacDonald can help. These energy balls looks delicious.

  9. Oh what a shock my friend to walk in on this - I am so glad everyone was safe, especially your sister!
    You deserved the comfort food!
    On a happier note, your little balls look incredible! :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. cute energy balls.. glad to know that your sister is alright.. take care

  11. cute energy balls.. glad to know that your sister is alright.. take care

  12. Oh dear! I'm so glad your sister is okay! if that happen to me I would probably reacted the same way as the sims characters (I used to spend hours and hours playing it

    PS: love the energy ball! it's healthy, easy and yummy!

  13. Hey Catheen, I love all the healthy ingredients in here.

  14. Sometimes McDonalds is just right. But what a awful situation! Thank goodness everyone is OK. Great thinking with the oat & peanut butter energy balls!

  15. As your blog is one of my favorite I would like to pass the awards for your blog :)


  16. I had almost a similar incident, but my oven didn`t really melt. Thankfully everything turned out fine and your sister is safe. :)

    These look magical, no joke! I definitely want some now.

  17. That's scary, but thankfully no one was hurt.
    These peanut butter balls do look delicious though, it's amazing how simple they are to make!

  18. Glad that your sister's safe ! Just ask her to buy you a new oven ! lol Love these simple and satisfying treat !

  19. Oh my god!!! That sounds majorly traumatic. I'm so glad everyone is okay!! These energy balls sound like the perfect thing to tide you over!

  20. Quite the scare, glad everyone was OK. These no bake treats look so good that I can taste the peanut butter from here haha


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