At first when I was introduced to the idea of these no bake no added sugar dessert balls I was a little hesitant to try just because I thought they would take awhile to make. Boy was I wrong! It literally takes about five minutes and that’s it!
As a parent of a picky eater, it is easy for you to think “not sure if my kid will try these” and then you find yourself not making something. But let me tell you, these easy and simple energy balls are the bomb and any kid, no matter what type of eater they are, will likely try and love these.
This is a great recipe to have your child help you make and the best part? You can eat as you go! We call it cookie dough when we add in a scoop of our vanilla plant based protein and superfood powder.
1 cup oats (old fashioned- I buy organic and make sure it says gluten free just to be sure)
Handful or ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (I use dairy free Enjoy life brand)
½ cup ground flaxseed
½ cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter (without hydrogenated oils or added sugar)
1/3 cup honey or pure maple syrup (ingredients should say pure maple syrup- I try not to buy any syrup with added sugars, etc)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
1 tbsp hemp seeds: You can find these at any grocery store, but they are the cheapest at Aldi, Trader Joes, and Home Goods. I love flax, chia, and hemp seeds for great plant protein, fiber, and omegas. I love to put these in muffins, waffles and pancakes too. Even good in yogurt parfaits and salads.
Mix above ingredients in a bowl and roll into small balls. Freeze or place in refrigerator until you are ready to enjoy. My kids love these in their lunch boxes, with their snack after school, or as a dessert.
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