These no-bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls are perfect for a quick recovery snack or to pack in lunches. By combining protein, whole grains, and seeds, this recipe is a fast and simple way to include many health-benefiting foods (even the kids will love).
Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- 1 cup peanut butter (can substitute other favorite nut butter)
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 cup oats
- 1 tbsp. real maple syrup
- 1/3 cup chia seeds (or flax seeds work great too)
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter and coconut oil in a microwave-safe dish. Heat in microwave for 45 seconds to melt coconut oil and soften peanut butter. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes to allow the mixture to become firm. Roll about 2 tbsp. of the mixture into a ball. Will make about 20-25 balls depending on size.
Kid-Friendly Tip: get the kids in the kitchen for this one. Rolling the balls is a simple task that any age kid can do and the texture of this mixture gives a lot of tactile input.