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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Energy Balls

These simple to make peanut butter and chocolate energy balls are perfect for a healthy snack and treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter, energy balls, healthy snack ideas, healthy snacks, peanut butter and chocolate
Servings: 24 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients

  • 3 cups regular oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds this is optional, but a great healthy add in
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup Now, this is a variable, you might need more
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, chunks or even cacoa nibs

Instructions

  • Add oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla and salt to blender or food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are combined. If it feels too dry, add in a little water, about 2 tablespoons at a time. You don't want it to be dry, but you also don't want them to be too sticky.
    Once it is combined, add in chocolate. Pulse this only 2 or 3 times to incorporate. You don't want to break up the chocolate chips or chunks too much.
    Now, scoop into balls. I like to roll mine until they are smooth.
    Place on a parchment lined sheet pan and into the fridge to chill for at least an hour. From here, store in an airtight container. I imagine they will hold at least 5 days, although I cannot verify this as they have never lasted that long in my house!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!