Peanut Butter Energy Balls
These healthy peanut butter and chocolate energy balls deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost. They’re no-bake and easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand, like oats and nut butter. Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins–for example, dried fruit or chopped nuts–in place of the chocolate chips and coconut.
Lisa ValenteSource: Eatingwell.com
- 2 cups rolled oats (see Tip)
- 1 cup natural peanut butter or other nut butter
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Step 1 Combine oats, peanut butter (or other nut butter), honey, chocolate chips and coconut in a medium bowl; stir well. Using a 1-tablespoon measure, roll the mixture into balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.
To make ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.
Serving Size: 2 BallsPer Serving:174 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.1g 9% DV; sugars 9.7g; fat 9.2g 14% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 11% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 4.9mcg 1% DV; calcium 6.1mg 1% DV; iron 0.6mg 4% DV; magnesium 12.8mg 5% DV; potassium 53mg 2% DV; sodium 47.7mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV; added sugar 9g.Exchanges:
2 Fat, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Starch