No Bake Energy Balls

Do you ever have a sweet tooth or just need a little bite of something that's satisfying, healthy and gives you a little energy boost?

Sure you have.

Well look no further than this great little recipe I'm going to share with you today.

I have a busy weekend ahead and will using a lot of my energy as we will be helping my daughter move....AGAIN. more about on a later post, so first let me tell you about these little energy balls.



These little nibbles are great before or after a workout to add energy. They are just enough to satisfy you. I keep them in the fridge and grab one when I'm hungry before time to eat. It will satisfy that craving. It tells your mind you just ate a large candy bar but tells your hips that you just had a bite of oatmeal and honey.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups raw oatmeal ( I used the quick 1 minute ones)
  • ½ cup peanut butter ( I used Jiff Natural low sodium. Just as good as the other)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup mini semi sweet chocolates (optional)
Instructions
  1. For best results, place oats in a food processor and process until oats are a course powder. pour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add peanut butter, honey, and vanilla to the oats. Stir until well combined. (this is the hard part)
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Roll into a small ping pong sized balls (about 1 tbsp each).
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes where they will get firm. (I just put them all in a bowl. They didn't stick to each other.)
Each ball has 87 calories so don't go all crazy on them if your trying to loose weight. Other wise, eat all you want.

You can mess around with these and add other things to them such as nuts, raisins, etc...

They are sorta hard to mix up but if they are too dry, add more peanut butter. If they are too sticky, add more oats. But with this recipe, mine were perfect.

ENJOY!

21 comments

  1. ummm, these sound delicious....now, I don't have a food processor...hmmm, and all I buy is the Old Fashioned Oats so will have to get the other before I can make these. Maybe my hand mixer..or what about a blender...? well, anyway gonna make some of these...

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    1. I think any oats will work. And yes a blender should work fine.

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  2. Your daughter sounds like she moves like my brother does. He's been to at least five different places in ten years

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    1. They always looking to save a buck.

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  3. SOUND delicious. No bake makes them fantastic.

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  4. Very similar to something I have been making this week. I add a ripe mashed up banana to make them a bit more moist. The satisfy my sweet tooth even though they are not sweet. xo Diana (no chocolate chips in my own).

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  5. Man, those sound good. And I could sure use a little energy right now. I have all the ingredients, so I'm off to the kitchen to make some right now.

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    1. Girl! I made them and they are delicious! I made a couple of changes, though. Since I didn't have quite enough peanut butter and no chocolate chips, I made up the difference with Nutella. And I added a few pecans. If BJ sees this....I used a blender to grind the oats. It took all of 5 seconds. I ate one before putting them in the fridge and it was good, but SO much better after chilling for awhile. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us, Lisa.

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    2. Nutella sounds like a great substitute! Glad you liked them.

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  6. They sound great. If we get around to it on our vacation, I am adding PECANS or walnuts. sounds like a great snack!

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  7. I'm with everyone else. Aaannd am passing this on.

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  8. I have less than no energy at the moment. They sound good.

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    1. Maybe they will put some pep in your step

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