While I was on my big health kick this summer, I decided to make some relatively-clean sweets/snacks that I could munch on if I had a craving for sweets. I mean if the worst ingredient in them was a handful of mini-chocolate chips, how bad could the recipe be? I added a bunch of stuff to these – such as ground flax seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, and peanut butter (for some protein). The only complaint I think I had was the chia seeds. They add a little bit of a different texture to the energy balls, but they also get stuck in your teeth.
So these energy balls were super easy to make and didn’t require baking. I kept them in the fridge, and any time I had a little sweet craving, I popped one of these and voila – craving satisfied. When TAB found out that there were chocolate chips in them, of course she wanted to partake. And even though they were a little crumbly, she devoured it. Not knowing that it was actually good for her.
Start by mixing your dry ingredients in a bowl – unsweetened shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, rolled oats chia seeds, and nutmeg.
Add peanut butter and honey and mix. If it is too dry and crumbly, add a little bit more peanut butter.
Add chocolate chips.
Mix to incorporate.
Form into balls and refrigerate – at least an hour.
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
2 Tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (or cinnamon)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl – coconut, oats, flaxseed, chia seeds and nutmeg (or cinnamon if you like a milder flavor). Add peanut butter and honey and mix to combine. If the mixture is too dry and crumbly, add a little bit more peanut butter. Add chocolate chips and mix to incorporate. Form into balls and refrigerate for at least an hour. Enjoy!