After watching the “energy ball” trend make it’s way around the internet, I thought I should probably give it a try. What a great snack to take to work or on a hike. These require literally zero minutes of baking and will last for weeks in your freezer (….if you let them). Feel free to be creative with this recipe and try out new ingredient combinations; the flavor possibilities are endless.
Nut butters: almond, peanut, hazelnut, cashew, sunbutter
Sweeteners: honey, agave, brown rice syrup, maple syrup
Fiber: hemp, flax, or chia seeds
Tasty treats: chocolate chips, cacoa nibs, dried cranberries, dates, dried mango, dried coconut
Protein powders, dried milk powders, etc.
This time around I wanted to make something classic and simple…so I stuck with good ol’ chocolate and almond butter. After making these, I can’t wait to get creative and try out some other flavor combos.
Start by portioning out all ingredients and adding to a bowl.
Next, mix ingredients well. After a while using a mixing spoon I gave up and used my hands, although messy, it was much more efficient.
Next, place the mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes and allow to chill. Then scoop out some of the mixture and roll into a 1-2″ ball.
Store in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat.
Mmmmm….chocolate and maple almond butter….doesn’t get much better.
What are your ideas for flavor combinations? What should I make next?
Chocolate chip and maple almond butter energy balls
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup Justin’s Maple Almond Butter
- 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Ground Flaxseed
- 1/3 cup raw honey
- 1 scoop VEGA performance protein (chocolate)
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Roll into 1-2 inch balls.
- Store in freezer for up to 2 months.