Energy Balls

Put a little “Spring” in your step with these Energy Balls. They are perfect for a quick pick me up snack or enjoy as a healthy cookie. These delicious little gems would even work for a grab & go breakfast. You can adapt this recipe by adding coconut or cocoa powder. Change out the peanut butter for almond or cashew butter and/or substitute the chocolate chips for nuts,seeds or raisons. Use your imagination and come up with your own creations. This recipe freezes well so you can make extra and save for later.

AuthorLaurie PawlaczykCategory, , , DifficultyBeginner
Yields15 Servings
Prep Time20 minsTotal Time20 mins
 1 cup old fashoned oats
 ½ cup ground flax seed
 ½ cup 72% cacoa dark chocolate chunks
 ½ cup natural peanut butter
 ¼ cup raw honey
 1 tsp pure vanilla
 optional: unsweetened coconut flakes or cocoa powder
1

Add oatmeal, ground flax seed (also called flax meal) and chocolate chips to a large bowl and mix well.

2

Add natural peanut butter (room temperature), honey and vanilla. Stir well. It comes together fairly quickly.
If you are adding unsweetened coconut flakes or cocoa powder you may wish to use 1/3 cup honey instead of 1/4 cup. If you rarely eat sugar 1/4 cup will be fine.

3

Use a 1 inch melon baller to scoop out dough and roll into balls.
Rolls balls in cocoa powder or coconut if desired.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving or balls will be very soft. Store in refrigerator or freeze.

Variations
4

Chocolate chips can be replace with any nut seed or dried fruit. You can also do half fruit & half nuts. You can substitute any other nut butter for the peanut butter for variety and different flavors. Molasses or date puree can be substituted for the honey. I would recommend thinning date puree with a little water and stirring well before adding to the mix because it is so thick. Seasonings such as cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg can be added also.
Ideas: Dried apple with raisons and cinnamon. Molasses, ginger and slivered almonds. Cocoa powder and mint extract. Almond butter, cocoa powder and dried cherries.

nutritional information does not include coconut or cocoa powder

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 balls

Servings 15


Amount Per Serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.8g17%
Saturated Fat 5.2g26%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.8g6%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g18%
Sugars 7g
Protein 4.8g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

Ingredients

 1 cup old fashoned oats
 ½ cup ground flax seed
 ½ cup 72% cacoa dark chocolate chunks
 ½ cup natural peanut butter
 ¼ cup raw honey
 1 tsp pure vanilla
 optional: unsweetened coconut flakes or cocoa powder

Directions

1

Add oatmeal, ground flax seed (also called flax meal) and chocolate chips to a large bowl and mix well.

2

Add natural peanut butter (room temperature), honey and vanilla. Stir well. It comes together fairly quickly.
If you are adding unsweetened coconut flakes or cocoa powder you may wish to use 1/3 cup honey instead of 1/4 cup. If you rarely eat sugar 1/4 cup will be fine.

3

Use a 1 inch melon baller to scoop out dough and roll into balls.
Rolls balls in cocoa powder or coconut if desired.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving or balls will be very soft. Store in refrigerator or freeze.

Variations
4

Chocolate chips can be replace with any nut seed or dried fruit. You can also do half fruit & half nuts. You can substitute any other nut butter for the peanut butter for variety and different flavors. Molasses or date puree can be substituted for the honey. I would recommend thinning date puree with a little water and stirring well before adding to the mix because it is so thick. Seasonings such as cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg can be added also.
Ideas: Dried apple with raisons and cinnamon. Molasses, ginger and slivered almonds. Cocoa powder and mint extract. Almond butter, cocoa powder and dried cherries.

nutritional information does not include coconut or cocoa powder

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