Cuckoo for Chia: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Energy Balls
The chia seed has stolen the limelight lately on the nutrition red carpet. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and calcium, these tiny black and white seeds provide a boost of energy and regulate blood sugar to help you feel full longer. Reap the benefits of this nutritional powerhouse by discovering new ways to add its mild, nutty flavor to your diet.
Speed up your breakfast tomorrow when you roll a batch of these energy balls tonight. Snacking on-the-go has never been easier or more delicious—and when chocolate cravings hit, you can pop one between meals all week long! What's not to love? Peanut butter and chocolate is the most heavenly combination known to mankind.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 3 tablespoons chia seeds 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds 1/4 cup raisins 2 tablespoons semi-sweet mini chocolate chips 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1. Combine oats, chia seeds, flaxseed, raisins, chocolate chips, and salt together in a bowl.
2. Combine honey and peanut butter, stirring with whisk. Add peanut butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir with a spatula until well combined.
3. Form small 1-inch balls using your hands. Spray your hands with non-stick cook spray if the oat mixture sticks to your hands when rolling.
4. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Remove and enjoy, or keep these bitty bites in the fridge for a week in a sealed, air-tight container.
Serves 14 (serving size: 2 balls) CALORIES 116; FAT 12g (sat 2.8g, mono 5.2g, poly 4g); PROTEIN 8g; CARB 30g; FIBER 4mg; CHOL 0mg; IRON 2mg; SODIUM 170mg; CALCIUM 22mg