No-Bake Peanut Butter Everyday Energy Balls: Your Go-To Healthy Snack
If you're looking for a quick and nutritious snack to fuel your day, look no further than these no-bake Peanut Butter Everyday Energy Balls.
Or if you are a mom with kids in sports, these are easy to make as a snack for games and practices!
Packed with wholesome ingredients like oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, honey, peanut butter, vanilla, salt, and a delightful touch of chocolate chips, these energy balls are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make.
Ingredients You'll Need:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup for a vegan option)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark chocolate for a richer flavor)
1. Combine Dry Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, ground flax seeds, and chia seeds. These ingredients are the heart of your energy balls, providing a healthy dose of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
2. Add Sweetness and Flavor
Pour in the honey (or maple syrup if you prefer a vegan option), add the creamy peanut butter, and incorporate the pure vanilla extract. The honey adds natural sweetness, the peanut butter provides a creamy texture and a nutty flavor, while the vanilla extract enhances the overall taste. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness.
3. Mix It Up
Stir all the ingredients together until they are well combined. You should have a sticky mixture that holds together when pressed.
4. Fold in the Chocolate Chips
Now, for the fun part! Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Dark chocolate chips are an excellent choice as they are lower in sugar and contain antioxidants.
5. Shape Your Energy Balls
With clean hands, take a small portion of the mixture and roll it into a ball, about the size of a walnut. Repeat until you've used up all the mixture. You should get approximately 12-15 energy balls, depending on the size.
6. Chill and Serve
Place your energy balls on a baking sheet or plate and pop them into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Chilling helps the balls firm up, making them easier to handle.
Once they're chilled, your Peanut Butter Everyday Energy Balls are ready to enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
These energy balls make a fantastic on-the-go snack, a quick breakfast bite, or a guilt-free dessert. They're packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats, making them a perfect choice for sustained energy. Plus, the peanut butter and chocolate chips combination is simply irresistible.
So, the next time you need a boost of energy, skip the processed snacks and opt for these homemade Peanut Butter Everyday Energy Balls. They're not only good for you but also incredibly delicious. Give them a try, and you'll wonder why you didn't make them sooner!
Enjoy your energy balls, and here's to a healthier and more energetic you!