I love easy recipes that end up tasting better than store-bought. This recipe is so incredibly easy to make. It’s cheap and also better for you than processed, packaged energy-bars. You will know exactly what’s in them and you can control the amount of each ingredient as you wish. Below is my recipe but feel free to change it up! Add some cranberries instead of chocolate chips, if you will, or include both! Local Medley is about utilizing the base recipe with room for improvisation. Don’t feel like you need to vigilantly follow each recipe exactly (unless of course it states to do so, such as baking a cake).
After combining all ingredients, these energy balls are ready to chill.
Mixing bowl full of all the delicious ingredients!
The end result: A perfect healthy snack you can take away on your adventures!
No-Bake Energy Balls
- Peanut Butter – 1 cup
- Honey – 1/2 cup
- Rolled Oats – 1 cup
- Dark Chocolate Chips – 3/4 cup
- Sliced Almonds – 1/2 cup
- Shredded Coconut – 1/2 cup
- Flax Seeds – 1/4 cup
- Cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
- Almond Meal – 1 cup
I found this recipe from Baking the Goods, however I slightly changed it up. The almond meal is supposed to be used at the end, as a coating for the energy balls, but I just incorporated it into all of the other ingredients and it turned out fine. If you want to save the almond meal and cinnamon for the end, it will probably give it a nice texture. You honestly cannot mess up this recipe because there is no baking required. So experiment!
Begin by placing the peanut butter in a large bowl. Add the honey and mix together. Next, add the rest of the ingredient to the bowl. Thoroughly blend all of the ingredients together. Now separate the dough by creating individual balls, about the size of a golf ball. I like to roll the balls in a little bit of additional cinnamon for added flavor. They should be sticky and can pick up the spice. Place the balls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for one hour before eating. Final step: Go adventuring and bring your energy balls for sustenance!