Recipe : Peanut Butter Chia Energy Balls

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Once upon a time I used to work in an amazing coffee shop, and they sold these bite size balls of deliciousness called "power spheres". Ever since I have wanted to replicate these little yummies...

It's taken me five years but with a recent purchase of a big bag of chia seeds that I had no idea what to do with I finally have a freezer full of similar delightful goodness!

These are soooo simple to make, you can't mess this up, honestly, this is coming from the worst baker ever! Better yet there is no baking involved! And extra bonus basically anything can be substituted or tweaked to suit your tastebuds or just to change things up once in awhile.

Peanut Butter Chia Energy Balls
Yields: 16 to 20 balls
1 cup Oats (Conveniently those "original" instant single serve bags that no one eats around here is the perfect amount) 
2/3 cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 cup Peanut Butter (I've used creamy and crunchy and both are equally good!)
1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed
1/3 cup Honey
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Change it up and add one or more of these ingredients: chocolate chips, dried cranberries, raisins, cocoa powder.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, cover, and let chill in the fridge for a half hour.

Roll into bite size balls, mine generally come out around 1.5" in diameter. You can flash freeze your balls and store in a freezer bag or keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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