I’ve been wanting to share this recipe for a while, and I finally got around to making it! It’s my Chocolate Energy Balls! These are a great post-workout snack or a snack for when you’re in dire need of something sweet. I honestly crave these more than cookies sometimes.
These are so simple to make and are actually good for you! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 TBSP peanut butter (I like the Central Market brand)
- 1/3 c. old fashioned oats (or whatever kind you prefer)
- 30 dark chocolate chips (about a handful)
- 1 TBSP ground flax seed
- 1/8 c. golden raisins
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
MAKES about 9 energy balls (about 3 servings)
Start by throwing all the ingredients in the bowl – at the same time. Couldn’t be easier.
Stir it all up and then shape into balls. That’s seriously it, you’re already done. You can pop them in the fridge or eat them right now.
I know these aren’t exactly the most photogenic snack…but trust me, if you love chocolate and if you love peanut butter, these will rock your world. Although this recipe isn’t fat free by any means, your body does need some fat & that’s why these are perfect after a workout or long day. They have fiber and protein and not a single ingredient in them is bad for you. Each ball has about 70 calories, so you can eat a few without feeling bad!
If you’re feeling adventurous you could add in cranberries instead of raisins, add chia seeds, or put some instant coffee powder in there to really get your energy going. This recipe is so fun to make because you can put your own spin on it & it will always taste great! Enjoy!