One thing many of us may have in common is, that we love snacks! Well... at least I hope so, because I literally look forward to my snacks everyday! The snacks in my house tend to be a whole bunch of different types of granola bars. They're easy to grab, good for on the go, and have such an enjoyable texture. The only downfall about them is... what's inside of them!
My boyfriend Christian, comes home with boxes of different types of granola bars, nut bars, and protein bars. After buying every "healthy" bar/snack we could find, I would still find ingredients on the back of wrappers that I wouldn't want to eat! I find every one of these "healthy" bars has excessive amounts of sugar and unwanted filler ingredients! So to free my mind from the worry and guilt of eating unhealthy snacks and ingredients, I decided to make my own!
Introducing my new recipe!
PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BALLS
They are practically a healthy granola bar rolled up into a ball! Perfect for snacking on the go!
You may be noticing a common theme with my recipes! I like to find my way around adding sugar, adding dairy, and gluten! To be honest, I do not have any dietary restrictions... but somehow removing these ingredients makes me feel like I am eating a "healthier" snack! These energy balls definitely are healthier than your average granola bar! They use whole ingredients, superfoods, and no filler ingredients! AND they are so delicious, you'll want to eat all 24 of them at once!
The best part about them is they are SUPER quick to whip together, you don't need too many ingredients to make them, and you can swap out or add any ingredients you like!
I love making recipe posts... just to remind everyone that baking doesn't have to be fatty, buttery, and sugary! It can still be yummy, easy, exciting... all while giving your stomach and mind some peace!
*makes 24 energy balls*
2 Cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats
1 Cup Organic Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (zero added sugar)
1/2 Cup Organic Honey
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1/3 Cup Flax Seeds
1 Cup Coconut Shavings
1 Tbsp Hemp Seed Hearts
1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Cacao Nibs (or mini chocolate chips)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients
- Mix ingredients until mixture is tacky and thick
- Refrigerate mixture for 10 minutes until cool. This makes it easier to roll into balls
- Using an ice cream scoop/kitchen spoon, scoop mixture and roll into ball form
- Place energy balls onto parchment paper lined baking sheets
- Put the energy ball filled baking sheets back in the refrigerator over night to chill
- Once fully chilled, place balls in a container or tin to keep for the week!
- Eat & Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and can reference it weekly to make your own homemade, healthy, energy balls!
Let me know down below if you try this recipe & what you think of it :)