These simple, no-bake energy balls are made with peanut butter, oats, ground flaxseed, honey, and chocolate, and make a great snack or mini-dessert. Make a big batch, and store them in the freezer for a quick chocolate-peanut butter energy fix in a pinch.
1 cup old fashioned oats
⅔ cup shredded coconut
½ cup flaxseed meal
⅓ cup good quality dark chocolate chips
½ cup all-natural smooth peanut butter (100% peanuts)
¼ cup honey
¼ tsp real vanilla extract
Place the shredded coconut in a small pan. Turn the stove onto low heat, and toast the coconut until golden brown.
Add the toasted coconut, oats, and flaxseed meal to a large mixing bowl.
Add the dark chocolate chips, and a pinch of salt to the mixing bowl, and stir to combine the dry ingredients.
Add the peanut butter, honey and vanilla to the dry ingredients.
Using your fingers, work the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla into the dry ingredients until well-combined.
Shape the ‘dough’ into truffle-size balls, approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) in diameter. Add extra honey (sparingly) if you need extra glue for the dry ingredients.
Store in the freezer or fridge.
Makes approximately 20 energy bites.
Learn more about the health benefits of eating oats here.