April 24, 2014

Granola Energy Balls

While I seriously considered posting pictures of my toddler and preschooler to demonstrate what I mean by energy balls, I resisted.

I discovered this recipe not long ago and have been wanting to make it ever since.  Our ten-year-old asked for some energy bars to eat before soccer practices and games and I promised I would whip him up some.  He didn’t think they would be any good.

Until he tasted them.

They are SO good!

And good for you, too.

And as a busy mom, nearing the third trimester of pregnancy, I definitely need the energy boost that these cute little treats can offer.  They’re much healthier than some of the store bought versions of granola bars, and so easy to make and keep in the fridge.

I love the chocolate granola bars we make, and the peanut butter kind, too.  But these little bites are even easier than those!  No melting of anything on the stove.  Simply mix, roll into balls, and eat!

Did I mention there’s chocolate in these?

 

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Comments

  1. These are awesome! This question was probably already asked but any suggestions for peanut free version? School is nut free so almond butter is out!
    Going to make the regular version right now though!

    • I am not sure if these are even possible without a nut butter of some sort to hold them together….Anyone have any ideas???

    • Stephanie says:

      Hi! I am making these for my kids for school. My daughter is allergic to both peanuts and nuts, so we are using her favorite- sunflower seed butter! She actually likes it now better than she used to like peanut butter. Since it’s a SEED and not a NUT, you should be fine! It’s in the coconut family, so considering these have coconut in them, there shouldn’t be an issue :)

  2. Healthy Foodie says:

    I made these tonight with almond butter and they are delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  3. These look unreal and can’t wait to make them – do you use real peanut butter or skippy stuff?

  4. Do you bake these?

  5. Can I use whole flax seeds instead of ground?

    • Hi Donna. Flax seeds don’t really digest well, so it’s recommended to eat them ground to maximize their nutritional benefit. :)

  6. Do you think these would freeze ok?

    • These freeze SO great! I put several in llittle Meijer baggies and then put those into a larger ziploc freezer bag. That way i can just take out a small baggie whenever I want to and throw it in the fridge.
      Our whole family LOVE these, including my husband. They are so great. I make smaller balls with mine and sometimes even mini’s for my very messy 2 year old.
      I can’t tell you how much I I love these!

  7. Debi Driver says:

    I love these recipes. They contain pretty much everything that you have in your kitchen cupboard. My question is, do you know where I can find the nutrition information on these recipes?

  8. Not sure if someone already asked this, but what kind of oats did you use? Instant or whole/old fashioned?

    Thanks!

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