The other weekend my sister shared this recipe with me and I loved it so much I had to share it with you. I made them for our 4th of July party and everyone loved them too.
I’m calling them Energy Balls but they are very similar to this recipe that I found online.
All you do is take 1/2 cup flax, 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, and 1 cup oats and mix them up in a bowl. Then take the wet ingredients and add them. 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup honey, and a splash of vanilla.
I made 2 batches today and I used the vegan carob chips so some of them would be totally vegan. Ron is getting very picky about anything dairy and I wanted to make sure he would eat them.
That’s coconut in the container on the left and I rolled some of the balls in that. I love coconut and this was an awesome addition.
Above are the ones with the carob chips. I used creamy raw almond butter instead of peanut butter. They were really easy to ball up due to the creamy nature of the raw almond butter from a brand new jar.
These are the ones with the Nestle chips. I used some regular almond butter from the fridge on these and they were a little harder to ball up. If you keep your nut butter in the fridge, I’d recommend that you nuke it a little to help it get to a more creamy consistency.
Lydia tasted one before she left for work and she said she liked the ones from the party better and I used peanut butter in those. I like these just fine. It took me quite a while to get used to almond butter but now I prefer it over peanut butter.
I can’t wait to enjoy these all week for that needed afternoon energy.
I think the calories are probably around 100 per ball.
In other news, I got some cute new purple hand weights. I’m loving the 30 Day Shred!
Go make some energy balls and have a wonderful week!