Protein Balls, Recipes

Apple JACKed Peanut Butter Balls!

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Green apples and gold, a leprechauns favorite pair!
Try these for your St. Patrick festivities for all your family and friends to enjoy!
This is a lip smackin’ apple jackin’ peanut butter ball of greatness!
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I heard a commercial on TV for Special K cereal which immediately got me thinking, MAN, cereal was soooo good. It had me listing off all my favorite cereals for almost 10 minutes!
Lucky Charms,  Captain Crunch, Cookie Crisps, Fruity Pebbles…
And then Apple Jacks! I personally love anything with cinnamon so I decided to give these bad boys a go!

I can’t tell you the last time I had a bowl of cereal but I CAN tell you there was a point in my life where that was all I ate!

 It’s shocking how much sugar is in most cereals but even more shocking how small a serving size is. I mean come on, who eats only a 1/4 a cup of cereal! When I was eating cereal, I would have the biggest bowl, sometimes two!
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Just to give you a little insight, one cup of Apple Jack cereal is 150 calories, 125mg sodium, 27g carbs and 9g of sugar.
I’ve seen much worse on the back of a cereal box so this isn’t too bad.
BUT, why have a high sugary bowl of cereal when you can have a tasty peanut butter treat with lot’s of benefits!
That’s a no brainer for me!
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I get burnt out from the same recipes you see all over the internet and Pinterest.
…chocolate chip, peanut butter banana, cookie dough, chocolate-peanut butter, chocolate chip cookie dough…
You can’t blame me for getting restless and wanting to experiment!
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 Ingredients

♥ 2 cups old-fashioned oats

♥ ¼ cup ground flaxseed

♥ 2 teaspoon cinnamon

♥ ½ nut butter (I used half peanut butter whip and half almond)

♥ ¼ cup  honey

♥ 1 scoop vanilla protein (optional)

♥ 1/2 cup grated apple or finely chopped pieces

 

 Add your oatmeal, flax seed and cinnamon in a medium size bowl.
Do a quick stir to get everything nicely mixed together.

 

 

 

Now add your peanut butter and honey.

Blend, blend, blend until a thick batter is formed!

You can use your hands if you need too and add small amounts of water as necessary if it is too dry.

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Toss in your apples and fold into the batter.

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Roll into bite size balls.
Store in an air tight container and place in the fridge.
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Have a happy Saturday and a Happy St. Patricks Day!
Enjoy!
What was your favorite childhood cereal??
Comment below!

 

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