1/2 cup oat flour (you can make your own by blending rolled oats in a dry blender, or buy it pre-made)
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds (I use Garden of Life, which has the best price for 100% organic that I’ve found)
2 tablespoons grass-fed collagen (I use Garden of Life, which also has probiotics)
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate or mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup coated chocolate candies (I used this brand, but you can leave these off if you’d like)
Flaky sea salt, optional but recommended
Stir together the peanut butter, oat flour, flaxseeds, collagen, maple syrup, sea salt, and vanilla extract until a dough forms. You want the dough to be dry enough to roll into a ball that doesn’t stick to your hands, and wet enough to not crumble. Because peanut butters differ in consistency, you may need to add avocado oil one teaspoon at a time if your dough is too dry, and oat flour one tablespoon at a time if your dough is too wet to get the proper consistency.
Stir in the chopped chocolate and the rolled oats until they’re evenly distributed (I use my hands to work them in).
Use a small cookie dough scoop to scoop bites onto parchment paper, or roll into cherry-sized balls with your hands. Press a few coated candies on the top of each, if using, and sprinkle with flaky sea salt, if using.
Store in freezer for at least 30 minutes, and up to six months. Makes 14 bites.