No Bake Healthy Energy Balls – Kid Approved!

No Bake Healthy Energy Balls



Lately I’ve been d-r-a-g-g-i-n-g.

I’m not sure what it is to be honest. I’m eating well and exercising.

I’m sleeping pretty well (unless you count last night…).

Yet, getting out of bed in the morning has been absolutely dreadful.

In order to try and reclaim a bit of my “pep“, I’ve started watching what I eat more closely. I do have a lot of weight to lose, so in addition to cutting calories, I’m also trying to cut out most “white” foods.

This means that I haven’t been baking as much as I normally do. Which, to be honest, is making me feel a bit deprived!

If I know anything about Heather, it’s that Heather does NOT like to be deprived.

Heather is far from a rebel, but if you deprive her of something she enjoys…watch out! (it’s okay, I can speak about myself in the 3rd person. It’s my blog.)

I was perusing some healthy recipes the other day though and I saw this recipe for no bake energy bites.

Okay, so it specifically says NO bake, so it probably doesn’t qualify as baking!

However, it does fulfill my longing to mix several ingredients together and end up with something sweet, tasty and satisfying. I detest coconut though, so I had to change up the recipe a bit.

When you factor in the energy boost from the healthy ingredients, AND the fact that my kids gobbled these up without hesitation…well I think we have a winner folks!

No Bake Energy Balls

Inspired by Smashed Peas & Carrots 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup rice krispies (I know, not the healthiest ingredient, but it added something familiar to the mix that we really enjoyed)
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Shape into small balls (be sure to “crush” them a bit as you shape them. They hold their shape a bit better if you really compact them a bit) about 1 inch in diameter.

Store in airtight container and enjoy!

We really really enjoyed these. You can add or omit anything you want. Just know you might need to adjust the honey/other ingredients ratio if your mix is a bit too dry.

Super simple and you can make them as healthy as you want!

Printable Version:

No Bake Healthy Energy Balls – Kid Approved!
 
Tasty No Bake Healthy Energy Balls. Versatile and tasty kid approved recipe!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup rice krispies (I know, not the healthiest ingredient, but it added something familiar to the mix that we really enjoyed)
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Shape into small balls (be sure to “crush” them a bit as you shape them. They hold their shape a bit better if you really compact them a bit) about 1 inch in diameter.
  3. Store in airtight container and enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. Laura Boston says

    I have also been excluding “white foods” and in my family diets. I only use raw sugar and whole wheat flour. I have found that it is much much cheaper to buy those 2 ingredients in the bulk section of the grocery store. I go to Winco for my bulk food but it is something to research. My kids actually prefer the taste of food that is made with raw sugar, doesn’t make it all sweet. Can’t wait to make this treat later. Thank you for posting it and talking about it!!

    Have a great day!!!

  2. Amy says

    I made these w/ agave syrup which we preferred the flavor to over honey. Super yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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