No-Bake Nutty Butter Power Balls

I have a killer sweet tooth. I’m positive it’s hereditary, because both my mom and sister suffer from the same condition. Hearing the words chocolate, ice cream, doughnuts, pie… you catch my drift. I must have it! The other night I “jokingly” asked my husband if he knew of a service that delivered ice cream, because well.. that was all I could think about! And with his side eye look I knew he understood what I meant, but he wasn’t having it. Darn. LOL! So to the internet I took, looking for a quick and easy sweet recipe that was moderately better for me to eat then said items above and a bonus a great snack to refuel my family on the go!

I clearly didn’t want to run out for ingredients so I just took a couple ideas from a few different recipes, threw in whatever was in the pantry and came up with my own little power ball. I find these kind of recipes are great for that fact that I base what I use strictly with what I have in the house. You can use any kind of nut butters your family loves, all one kind or two different. If you have protein powder I find it to be a great addition, I think I almost prefer it! You can also stick these in the freezer if you want to double up the batch and take them out as you need!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seed or flax seed meal
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: For an extra boost 1 tbsp of your favourite protein powder

Directions:

  1. In a food processor (if you prefer a less chunky mixture) or by hand mix together the oats, flax seed, chia seeds, coconut, cinnamon and the protein powder.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the nut butters, honey, and vanilla and stir.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the food processor with dry mixture.
  4. Once thoroughly combined, add your chocolate chips and give them a quick pulse or stir until well combined.
  5. Take out the mixture and roll into approximately 1 inch balls. If you find the mixture to be too wet, stick it in the fridge for 20 minutes or so to harden and continue rolling the mixture.
  6. Keep your little bites in the fridge until ready to eat and enjoy!

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Voila! A super yummy treat your family can grab on the way out the door and to give you that extra boost through those mid-day slumps. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Andreana xo

 

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