Hearty Oat Energy Balls are a no bake sensation that everyone will love. My kids can't stop eating them! What I love about this bite size snack, is how quickly they come together. It's a dump in one bowl, mix together, roll, and enjoy kind of snack. The ingredients are a sure winner and best of all, no oven needed. This recipe makes 24 energy balls but we often double the recipe because of how quickly they are eaten! You can even store them in the freezer for later on!
The ingredients in Hearty Oat Energy Balls are what I like to call feel good ingredients. These ingredients are always in my pantry. I don't need to make a special trip to the store in order to make this quick snack.
Here's the rundown:
- Milled (ground) Flaxseed
- Peanut butter
Flaxseed vs Milled Flaxseed
You can use whole flaxseeds in this recipe. I use milled flaxseeds, and here's why. First, it gives the texture a little more support. Second, I really don't like how flaxseeds get stuck in my teeth! You can find milled flaxseeds in the baking section of most grocery stores. (They also go great in smoothies!)
How to assemble Hearty Oat Energy Balls
Next, mix the ingredients together. This can get a little sticky with the peanut butter and honey. I often find myself scraping the spoon against the bowl when the peanut butter and honey stick to it. Work the mixture together until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Next, it's time to roll the mixture into balls!
How to prevent your energy balls from sticking to your hands.
When I roll the Hearty Oat Energy Balls into balls, the mixture sticks to my hands. This makes the rolling process nearly impossible. To avoid this, lightly wet your hands every 2-3 balls. This will help keep the ingredients off your hands, and give you the ability to roll beautiful energy balls!
For best results, refrigerate for 2-3 hours before enjoying. Store the energy balls in an air tight container in the refrigerator, up to 2 weeks. Or, freeze them for 1-2 months.
I'm all about that crunch! Toasted coconut is a great way to add an extra crunch to Hearty Oat Energy Balls. This does require you to use the oven, but it's worth it.
Place the coconut on a baking sheet. Cook the coconut for 5-6 minutes at 350 degrees. Then, cool the coconut before adding it to the bowl. Enjoy the extra crunch!Print