Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe
Have you heard of Energy Balls or Power bites before? Hubs is a marathon runner and always seems to be training for a race. When he gets deep into his training schedule I often find something starts to grow… his appetite! Burning so many calories each week means he has to restock! I found a few variations of these power ball recipes and knew they would be perfect for him.
The Carnation Breakfast Essentials was already in the pantry, so I thought it would be a good recipe ingredient addition. And did I mention these energy bites are easy-peasy!? The kiddos love them too! These have become a staple for after school snack, in their lunch or to take on sports tournament weekends. Really who can resist a recipe with chocolate and peanut butter combo!?
In the recipe ingredients for these energy balls, you can see there is optional sugar. I add a little – just because hubs has a sweet tooth and his fast metabolism can manage it. But I think they taste plenty sweet without the sugar!
It’s best to keep these refrigerated, and Rubbermaid food storage containers are perfect for the job.
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- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1 pkg Carnation Breakfast Essentials chocolate flavor
- 1 TBSP cocoa powder optional
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tsp sugar optional
- Simply mix all the ingredients together, will be very stiff.
- Then form into 2 in(ish) balls.
- Keep refrigerated.