How To Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls?
So today I will show you how you can make healthy peanut butter energy balls at home. In fact there are only 5 ingredients in them and it takes ten minutes tops to make them. As they are made from rolled oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, nuts and honey, they are perfect for post workout snacks and also for breakfast . Sometimes I’ve added some to my kids lunch boxes because they are actually much better option than buying potatoe chips in school cafeteria isn’t it?Not to mention that my boys just love these little energy bites. What I like about these peanut butter energy balls is that they don’t require baking! You don’t need food processor or blender for this recipe, it is super fast and easy. So let’s look coser!
Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe
- 1 cup old fashion rolled oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- handful of different nuts (finely chopped)
- coconut flakes (optional)
- dark chocolate sprinkles (optional)
- Firstly chop the nuts finely.
- Then add all the ingredients to a medium bowl and mix all together for a dough.
- Now put it into a fridge for 10-20 minutes.
- If the dough is too dry after that, add some water or honey.
- Roll into a nice balls.
- Lastly add some toppings like coconut flakes, dark chocolate sprinkles or extra chopped nuts.
Peanut Butter Energy Balls With Nuts
Yes, another option would be to add some more ingredients like dried cranberries, flaxseeds, chocolate nibs, coconut flakes, raisins, almonds, hazelnuts in the dough. But always chop everything super finely. If you don’t then it is much harder to roll beautiful energy balls because they start to crumble.
As a matter of fact vegans can use almost the same recipe! They should just use agave instead of honey.
You will get about 16-20 peanut butter energy balls depending on how big you make them of course. There are about 180-200 kcal in one ball. Again, depending how big they are.
Keep in mind that you can freeze them in airtight container for up to 3 months but in fridge they stay perfect for a week.
So now try this extra simple recipe out! If you like peanut butter then i’m sure you will love these little snacks! See also one of my older posts about how to make healthy oatmeal cookies!
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