Energy Balls (That Taste Like Candy)

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I’m just going to come right out and say it–

I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth ever.

Whew, that wasn’t so bad… But seriously, I need to get a grip. I recently came across a recipe for “Peanut Butter Energy Balls” and lets just say my life will never be the same. Basically they are a healthier version of a candy/granola bar mix. In ball form. Does it get any better?  YES- it does. You don’t have to bake them! All you do is mix everything together in a big bowl and roll them into balls.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all that together for what seems like an eternity until it’s smooth. Then seriously all you do is set them in the fridge for 30 minutes, roll them into balls and they are ready to eat. I ate one before the gym yesterday and I don’t know if they really gave me energy or if I was just pumped I actually got to eat something that tasted amazing- but I killed the workout.. So afterwords I ate another.

100 calories per ball (I try to limit myself to one a day) Also let’s be honest, this is really how I stored them:

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Although they do look fancy in that glass bowl.

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