I’ve recently been a bit unhappy about my sugar intake, knowing that it’s in my best interested to decrease it a bit (please note that I’m not trying to cut out sugar completely AT ALL, but just get down to what the recommended daily serving is). I’ve been eating far too many homemade peanut butter cups, and while they’re delicious, I don’t need 5 or 6 a week! To satisfy my peanut butter and chocolate craving, I decided to make some delicious energy balls. I searched around online, and then I modified this recipe I found on smashed peas and carrots. Here’s what you need:
- 1 cup dry oatmeal
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of honey (minus about 2-3 tablespoons- just eyeball it!)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds (which I chopped up further)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- approximately 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1.5 or 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
I started with sliced almonds, put them on a cutting board, and then diced them up into much smaller pieces. Then I tossed everything else into the bowl too. I put it in the refrigerator for awhile to let it set, and then rolled the dough to make the individual balls. This made 16 balls I believe, and I tried to make them all as even as possible!
The result was absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely be making them again, as they are really fast, and a much healthier (but still delicious) snack option.
This was my first time making no bake energy balls, and I can’t wait to try out other flavors and variations! The day after I made these I ended up spending 14 hours helping a friend pack and move to a new apartment (I carried 59 loads of boxes and furniture up stairs- each time up was 17 stairs), so needless to say I needed a lot of energy! I brought some of these balls with me, and they worked wonderfully! This was a great way to put them to the test:)
So seriously- make these as soon as you possible can! They’re worth it! For more recipes, click here.
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