These no bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls are perfect for a quick recovery snack or to pack in lunches. By combining protein, whole grains, and seeds, this recipe is a fast and simple way to include many health benefiting foods (the even the kids will love).
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 1 cup peanut butter (can substitute other favorite nut butter)
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 cup oats
- 1 tbsp. real maple syrup
- 1/3 cup chia seeds (or flax seeds work great too)
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish. Heat in microwave for 45 seconds to melt coconut oil and soften peanut butter. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes to allow mixture to become firm. Roll about 2 tbsp. of mixture into ball. Will make about 20-25 balls depending on size.
Kid Friendly Tip: get the kids in the kitchen for this one. Rolling the balls is a simple task that any age kid can do and the texture of this mixture gives a lot of tactile input.
Cole is a wife and mom of three. She has been a Registered Dietitian since 2005. Her journey through self-mastery and anchoring herself in her family has been the most important and on-going practice of her life. Cole loves being active with her family, yoga, cooking, and spending time in nature.