This is a variation on the date balls posted earlier. It's the same idea, but this version is a little less healthy (without the walnuts, etc.) and my kids view it as more of a treat. I also tried putting them in a pan and cutting them up and that was fun and a little bit easier. Kind of like fudge squares, ya know? (Kind of.)
3/4 c. oatmeal
2 c. dates*
3 T. peanut butter
2 T. cocoa powder
- Blend oatmeal in food processor.
- Add other ingredients and blend until all mixed together.
- Press into 8x8 pan (or roll into balls).
- Chill and then cut into little squares.
*You can buy pitted dates at most health food stores. I think Costco also sells unsweetened dates. I store mine in the fridge because it's humid here. You can add more peanut butter (I've done it and they are good!) but that makes them higher in fat, or you can lower the fat by using less peanut butter.