If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack that’s packed full of energy-boosting nutrition, then you’ve come to the right place. Homemade energy balls are a delicious way to get the energy boost we all need throughout the day. With the right ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can whip up a batch of homemade energy balls that will keep you going until dinnertime. Let’s take a look at what it takes to make these tasty treats!
The first step is to gather your ingredients. You’ll need 1 cup of salted peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice), 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup, 1/2 cup dried fruit (such as cranberries or raisins) and 1/4 cup chopped nuts (or seeds). You can also add some optional extras such as cocoa powder or ground flaxseed for an extra nutritional kick. Play with this - the possibilities are endless!
1 cup peanut butter ( or almond butter)
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup honey (or pure maple syrup)
1/2 cup dried fruit (cranberries or raisins are favorites!)
1/4 cup chopped nuts or seeds (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, or sunflower seeds are great)
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder, cacao nibs, and/or ground flaxseed (optional)
2 Tablespoons toasted coconut to roll the balls in (optional)
Mixing & Rolling
Once you have all your ingredients measured out, it’s time to mix them together in a bowl until everything is well combined. Then roll the mixture into small balls about the size of a golf ball. Place these on a lined baking sheet and refrigerate for about an hour before serving. This will help them hold their shape better when served.
Storing Your Energy Balls
These homemade energy balls are best served cold straight out of the refrigerator, but they can also be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them before eating if they have been frozen!
For a healthy energy boost that doesn't involve caffeine or sugar-packed snacks then why not give homemade energy balls a try? They're quick and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients - peanut butter, oats, dried fruit and nuts - that are packed full of natural goodness. Plus they taste great too! So next time you're feeling sluggish during the day why not whip up a batch of homemade energy balls for yourself? You won't regret it!
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