Protein Packed Energy Balls
I haven't tested these out in my kitchen yet, but they are definitely on my to-do list over the next week. Great for active families that are always on the go, this healthy snack looks like it is sure to please!
Yield: 48 servings
-2 cups rolled oats, thick
-1 cup shredded coconut
-1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, roughly chopped
-1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
-1/4 cup chia seeds
-1 cup almond or peanut butter
-3/4 cup dark chocolate (or vegan) chips
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large mixing bowl, fold all ingredients together. Mix thoroughly. Using your hands grab some of the mixture and start rolling together in about one inch balls. Squeeze them firmly to help everything stick together. Place the rolled energy balls on a cookie sheet. You can put them in the freezer to help them get firm.
The almond/peanut butter will start to dry out, so this needs to be done fast. It is helpful to have two people or consider doing a half batch. You may want to do a large batch because this looks like a delicious snack that will disappear quickly!
Recipe by Jessica Wyman