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Friday, May 3, 2013

Energy Balls Recipe

I have been wanting to try these treats for a while and I finally made the time to do it tonight.  They sounded delicious and nutritious too.  I kept thinking...this is too good to be true. But the results are in and the votes have been counted.  And I even heard one of my children say that these were more delicious than my chocolate chip cookies!  WHAT!?! Haha! I looked at recipes from several different sights and combined them to make my own.

Below you will find the sights where I found the different recipes:
Here's one with cocoa in it. This is another one with several variations here. If you like coconut there's one here. This one has nuts as well as oats. And here is a more simple one.

Energy Balls  - my version ;)

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup honey (or agave or real maple syrup)
2 1/2 cups quick oats (you can use rolled oats too)
1 cup flax seed meal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Place peanut butter and honey in a bowl and mix well.  Add vanilla and cocoa powder and mix well.  Add oats, flax, chocolate chips, and nuts and mix well.  You may need to mix some with your hands to get it well blended.  Roll into balls, place in an air tight container and either freeze or refrigerate.  They last 7-10 days in the fridge...unless they are devoured first!

They think they are eating cookies...little do they know they are getting something healthier!