No-Bake 100-Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls

You will want to try these AMAZING snack balls! Not only do they provide you with energy but they also can help fulfill that sweet craving you may have. You can also modify anything with this since there’s no baking required. Thanks to theconsciousdietitian.com for this awesome recipe!
Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 50 min
Makes 22 snack balls

Ingredients:

2/3 cup shredded toasted coconut, unsweetened

1 cup whole rolled oats*

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

3 tbsp. flaxseed, ground**

1/2 cup dried, sour cherries***

1/2 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted

1/4 cup honey

3/4 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp. water (optional)

*oats are OK on a gluten free diet but standard oats are not appropriate for those with Coeliac Disease

**purchase whole flaxseeds and grind them yourself to ensure all the nutrients are intact and the flaxseeds have not gone rancid. They are simple to grind in a coffee grinder or magic bullet.

***if you do not have dried sour cherries, dried cranberries can be used instead.

Directions:

If your coconut is not already toasted, you will have to turn the stove on and give it a quick toast. This helps to intensify the flavor. To do this, heat a frying pan on medium heat and add the coconut. Watch carefully as it will burn quickly. Toss around the frying pan for about 1 minute, or until golden brown.

Combine all ingredients except for the water in a large mixing bowl. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for about half an hour. Once it has sit for half an hour check it, and if the mixture seems to dry add the water. You want the mixture to stick together, and not be too crumbly.

Now the fun begins! Roll into 22 small, equal sized balls. They should be about 1.5″ diameter.

Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week, or freeze them and take them out as needed.

Nutrition Information:

Calories 94cal

Carbohydrate 10g

Fiber 2g

Sugar 5g

Protein 2.5g

Fat 5.5g

Saturated Fat 2g

Potassium 90mg

Calcium 12mg