Try these peanut butter cacao energy balls for a mid-afternoon energy boost.
Easy to make and packed with energy-boosting goodness, these peanut butter cacao nib energy balls will get anyone through a long, busy day.
Loaded with protein and fibre, it only takes one to ward off any afternoon cravings, but low enough in calories having a second won't bring on any pangs of guilt.
I like to munch through a couple of these with my afternoon tea and share with friends. Because they are gluten-free and vegan, almost anyone can enjoy them, except those with nut allergies.
If you have any difficulties getting this to stick together, just add in a little more honey to increase moisture and stickiness.
(Makes 24 servings)
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup cacao nibs, chopped (or mini chocolate chips)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon hemp hearts
1 tablespoon whole flaxseeds
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Using a food processor, combine all the ingredients listed and pulse until thoroughly mixed. Remove the blade, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Using a medium cookie scoop (or spoon) scoop out a portion of the mixture and roll it into a ball with clean hands. Repeat until with the remaining mixture.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Enjoy as desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 99 | total fat = 6.17g | saturated fat = 2.09g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 1.57mg | net carbohydrates = 5.94g | dietary fibre = 2.41g | sugars = 3.39g | protein = 2.89g