Tis the season with chocolate peppermint everything! One of my favorite combos. I am all about indulging but why not have the same flavor combo and make it healthier, so the sugar addiction doesn't kick in!
1 ½ cups of old fashion oats
*1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
⅓ cup creamy Peanut butter
2 tablespoons of honey
⅓ cup mini dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
3-4 tablespoons of water
A few candy canes
Mix all ingredients together except candy canes. Use a tin baking bowl and keep stiring untill fully mixed. You may need to add extra water. It can get dry. **Protein is optional** Form into 1 inch balls. Crush candy canes in a zip lock bag by smashing lightly with a wooden mallet or the back of a wooden spoon until small pieces form. Gently roll each cocoa ball in crushed peppermint.
Best stored in a gallon zip-lock bag or large rubbermade. Do not layer. If you use bag, be sure to keep flat on a small cookie sheet. Store in fridge.
2 cocoa balls per serving! SO good!