This is a basic energy ball recipe. Be adventurous! Save the coconut flakes for rolling in at the end. Or dip in melted chocolate!
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- ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (or oats, flax, chia seeds, crushed sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds, crushed nuts, crushed bean-based cereal, and/or wheat germ combination)
- ½ cup coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons sugar-free honey (see recipe below)
- FOR 2 TBSP SUGAR=FREE HOMEMADE HONEY
- ·2 TBSP Pyureor double of a cup-for-cup sugar substitute (or Gentle Sweet or Homemade Pyure or other stevia blend)
- ½ TBSP water
- ½ tsp molasses
- Drop of maple extract
- Make two TBSP of honey in medium sized bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Combine thoroughly.
- Place in refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Remove from fridge and roll into balls.
Very Low Carb (VLC): Great little low carb treat to carry in a snack bag. No need for a cracker to spread it on!
Family-Friendly (FF): To start these out very kid-friendly, you might want to keep the “unfamiliar” tastes to a minimum—use oats only at first then expand by reducing the oats and adding in other protein-rich ingredients.
Store-Bought-Stella (SBS): Simple, no fuss, no bake recipe! These can be chilling within fifteen minutes of starting!
Homemade Hannah (HH): These can be as homemade as you want them to be!
Freezer Cooking (FC): I have never frozen these, but I do freeze Buckeyes and Buckeye bars, so I think they would freeze well.
Trim Healthy Mama-Friendly (THM) (www.trimhealthymama.com):: To stay in S territory, you might have to reduce the oats and use more non-carb/low carb ingredients like coconut, flax, crushed nuts and seeds, etc. You could make these an E pretty easily by making peanut butter out of peanut flour and adding in low fat mix ins (oats, lavash “graham cracker crumbs,” etc.). You could possibly even get these down to a FP with a little tweaking and imagination!
Sugar Free (SF): Yes. Again, if you use super loose peanut butter, might have to add more dry ingredients in order to make the mixture shape-able.
Gluten-Free (GF): Be sure to use gluten-free oats!
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