Are these little bites of chocolate peanut energy balls packed with oatmeal, chia seeds and almond meal ? Yes! Are they amazingly chocolaty ? Yes! Are they full of natural peanut butter and healthy proteins ? Oh yes! Are they soft yet crunchy? Double yes!
I could probably go on and on about how I love having these energy balls on hand, but all I’ll say is that they are really on point. And yummy. And on the healthy side. And so easy to make! Ok, I’ll stop here, I promise!
But it’s all because, I was looking for a while now for a fun snack that I could make with my kids. Because I want to involve them in the kitchen, so they’ll cook me dinner in a couple of years (that’s why!)Also, this mama is snaking a bit too much lately, and figured it’s about time to get it done right!
What you’ll need:
– 2/3 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
– 1/4 cup honey
– 1 tablespoon maple syrup
– 1 cup oats
– 1/2 cup almond-meal
– 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
– 1/4 cup chia seeds
Combine it all together in a bowl. If it’s too dry, and doesn’t want to stick together add some peanut butter. If it’s too dry add a bit of oats. When all is well mixed, using your hands, roll little balls out of it, or better, let your kids do this! Refrigerate for around 30 minutes before serving. You can even freeze some for later!
My daughter loved helping me with these chocolate peanut healthy energy balls, though being honest I think she ate half of what she was supposed to roll!
You could even add some cranberries in stead of chocolate! Or nuts! I’m sure it would be delicious ( actually now when I think about it, I think I’ll have to make a new version soon!) Either way, my family really enjoyed this healthy snack, and I’m sure yours will also love it!