I can just imagine Beavis and Butthead laughing at the blog post's title. he he he he.
The other night as I was watching tv on the couch, I got my normal craving for a snack. Of course 9pm is not the best time to be snacking, I know. My first choice is usually a greek yogurt with toppings..... almonds, pistachios, chocolate chips, dried cranberries. But I didnt feel like a yogurt that night. So I searched the fridge. And I found my chocolate almond butter that I normally dip pretzels into. But I had no pretzels. So I kept on searching and found this crazy concoction that at the time I had no idea if it would work or not, but it ended up being a really yummy treat!
I took about 2/3 cups of uncooked oatmeal, and dumped it into a bowl. Then I took my chocolate almond butter, about a half cup, (I normally keep it in the fridge) and melted it a bit. You can use regular peanut butter, or another favorite nut/seed butter, too.
I then took a scoop of a chocolate protein powder and added it to the oats, mixed in the almond butter and mushed it up with my hands until it was a thick dough. I was going to add some chocolate chips, but then got the bright idea to melt them in the microwave (a handful, 20-30 seconds at a time until it is smooth and glossy) I then formed the dough into golf ball size balls and dipped them in the melted chocolate. I then put them aside to cool. I tried one before bed, then wrapped the extras in foil, then put them in a ziploc bag and tossed them in the fridge. Now, when a craving strikes, I have the perfect quick snack.