These simple no-bake Coconut Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect afternoon snack, breakfast on the go, or even dessert! They're packed with healthy fat and protein and can easily be customized.
Easy and Healthy Snack
Some of our favorite ingredients for theses cute little energy balls are peanut butter (any nut butter is great), coconut, ground flaxseed, rice crispies, and mini chocolate chips or m and m's.
The "sticky" ingredient in this recipe is honey. You can change half of the honey out for other sweeteners like Medjool dates, real maple syrup, and agave but keep at least half of it, honey.
There is nothing that has the "stickiness" factor like honey! I like using at least a little maple syrup. It has such a mellow, sweet flavor and isn't quite as sweet as honey.
Tips for Making The Best Power Balls:
- Use a 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cookie dough scooper to make the balls and then finish with your hands
- Use a couple of Tablespoons of Coconut Oil for your hands when rolling the balls
- Store in a sealed Tupperware container with wax paper between the layers to keep the power balls from sticking to each other
- You can store them in the freezer or the fridge
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Peanut Butter Coconut Power Balls
- 2 Cups Rolled Oats
- 1/2 Cup Coconut, shredded
- 1 Cup Rice Crispy Cereal, plain
- 1 Cup Peanut Butter (or any Nut Butter)
- 1/2 Cup Flax seed, ground
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 1/4 Cup Real Maple Syrup (or substitute for more honey)
- 1/2 Ciup M and M's, mini
- In a blender, add rolled oats. Pulse it or turn it on low and chop the oats up until about half the size.â€¨
- In a small coffee grinder or a blender, grind up the flax seeds. (our bodies can't break down the whole flax seeds so they're really no good unless they're crushed or chopped up some how)
- In a mixing bowl, add the ground oats, coconut, rice crispys, peanut butter, ground flax seeds, honey and maple syrup, and m and m's. Mix.
- To roll into balls, use a 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cookie dough scoop to make balls and then use your hands to finish rolling into a ball shape. Use coconut oil on your hands if you need to. I used a couple tablespoons of coconut oil, a teaspoon at a time, on my hands to keep the dough from sticking.
- * The "dough" should resemble dry cookie dough. When you scoop and lightly pack it together, it should stay in a ball and not break. If it's a little dry, add some honey. You can also add a little coconut oil to help it stay together. â€¨â€¨
- It works great to store them in a large airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Use parchment paper or wax paper between the layers of power balls to keep them from sticking to each other. ENJOY!
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These simple no-bake Coconut Peanut Butter Energy Balls make the perfect afternoon snack, breakfast on the go, or even dessert! They're packed with healthy fat and protein and can easily be customized. Kids and adults love them!