As you know, I am all about the easy healthy recipes. This one definitely fits that category. I have made many variations of these "Energy Balls". Here is a simple recipe that is easy to follow. You can add or omit ingredients like dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, yogurt chips, chia seeds, whole flax seeds, sesame seeds (good--I tried this once). Basically any kind of chopped nut or small nut (sunflower seeds). You can also make them with a little bit of protein powder (but don't put too much in because they won't stick together).
Here you go!
-1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
-1/2 cup of honey
-1 cup of oats
-1/2 cup sliced almonds
-1/3 cup of ground flax seed
-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
-1/2 cup shredded coconut or coconut chips
- you can add a little bit of cinnamon or vanilla if you want
-Mix wet ingredients together (I heat up a little in the microwave so they mix better-30 sec)
-add all the other ingredients and mix really well
-make dough into 1.5 inch balls
-Place on cookie sheet with wax paper
-Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes
-They last up to 1 week in the fridge in a ziploc bag!