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?
Granola Energy Balls
- 2 cups oats
- 2 cups coconut flakes
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup honey (I use raw, unfiltered.)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
- Roll into bite-size balls. (The size you roll them will determine how many the recipe yields. I rolled mine a little bigger and the recipe made about 18 balls.)
- Store in fridge.