Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Prep Time: About 10 minutes (add an extra hour for firming up in the fridge)
Makes about 20 peanut butter energy balls

These peanut butter energy balls are so delicious and full of good proteins and nutrients.  They are guilty tasting without the guilt.  They have absolutely no refined sugar and no gluten.  Plus, they are very easy to put together.  

I often go to my local juice bar and buy the energy balls that they make.  I love their energy balls but I consider them an indulgence.  At around $4.00 per ball, pair it with a green juice and you are looking at close to $20 for the two.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to support our local small businesses, but with prices so high,  I try to make my own foods at home from scratch as often as I can.  These homemade peanut butter energy balls will save you a bunch!

Peanut butter energy balls are also very easy to put together.  Just combine all of the ingredients and mix well.  After you let the batter firm up a bit in the refrigerator, you form them into balls and that is all there is to it.  

I recommend you keep them refrigerated as they are made form whole foods and do not contain preservatives.  They make a great grab-n-go breakfast or snack.  

Ingredients Needed to Make Peanut Butter Energy Balls

1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup shredded coconut 
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used Lily‘s, which is sweetened with Stevia)
1/3 agave nectar
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 TBS coconut oil, melted

How to Prepare Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl and mix thoroughly until well combined. 
Cover and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the coconut oil and peanut butter firm up a bit.  This will hold the balls together well.
Once the energy ball mixture has chilled, take about a tablespoon of the mixture at a time and roll into balls 

Store in the refrigerator in a covered container.

They will keep for about a week.
Depending on how large you make the balls, this recipe will make about 20 balls.

For more delicious, plant-based recipes, check out our recipes on HealthTastesGood.com

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