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Energy Balls (aka crack balls) - Chocolate Chip Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Heather Kieser

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/4 cups Rolled or Old Fashioned Oats
2 tablespoons "power mix-ins" chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, or additional rolled oats
1/2 cup nut butter of choice peanut butter is my go-to
1/3 cup sticky liquid sweetener of choice honey or 100% maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
Directions:
1: Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl: oats, power mix-ins, nut butter, sweetener, vanilla extract, salt, mix-ins, and any other spices you'd like to add. Stir to combine. If the mixture seems too wet, add a bit more oats. If it's too dry, add a bit more nut butter. It should resemble a somewhat sticky dough that holds together when lightly squeezed. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set (this will make the balls easier to roll later on).

2: Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and portion the dough into balls of desired size. (I use a cookie scoop to make mine approximately 1 inch in diameter). Enjoy!

Store leftover energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Sometimes I like to mix up the ingredients and use Almond Butter instead of peanut butter. The flavor of the honey also alters the flavor a lot - Brazilian is my favorite if you like a little kick, use American if you want a more subtle honey flavor.

I loved these as a quick snack while I was breastfeeding Everett - it helped keep calories up and was a nice, easy make-ahead snack. Ryan + Grandma Teresa also loved them--they would never last in the house for more than a few days. This is why they're nicknamed "crack balls" - they're really addictive!

 

 

 

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