I've been making these no-bake energy balls for years and they are still one of my
favorite "healthy" desserts. I started making them when Madison was in elementary
school. She was such a junk food junkie, so I started sneaking flax seed into everything,
trying to get more fiber into her diet. She referred to them as bird seed balls - ha ha,
but she ate them, so my plan worked.
I love packing them in my lunch for work. I always crave something sweet and chocolate
after meals and these no-bake energy balls do the trick without any guilt. This recipe is
for a small batch of 12 balls, but you can easily double the recipe if you would prefer more.
No-Bake Energy Balls
1 C Rolled Oats (I use Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free)
1/2 C ground flax seed (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1 T chia seed
1/2 C natural peanut butter
1/3 C raw honey
1/3 C mini chocolate chips
Combine oats, flax seed, chia seed and chocolate chips into a mixing bowl.
In a small, microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter and honey.
Microwave for 30 seconds and stir.
Pour peanut butter and honey over the oat mixture, stirring until combined.
Using a medium cookie scoop, roll mixture into balls.
Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes 12 balls.