Are you constantly on the go and in need of a quick and nutritious snack? Look no further than these no-bake energy balls! These delicious bites are packed with oats, chocolate chips, and other wholesome ingredients that will give you the energy boost you need to power through your day.
As someone who is always on the go and in need of a quick and healthy snack, I decided to make some no-bake energy balls with oatmeal and chocolate chips. I gathered all the ingredients I needed, including rolled oats, peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and chia seeds. Not only were these no-bake energy balls easy to make, but they were also delicious and nutritious. The combination of peanut butter, honey, and chocolate chips provided a sweet and satisfying flavor, while the rolled oats and chia seeds added fiber and protein. I loved that I didn't need to turn on the oven or spend much time in the kitchen to make these energy balls, making them a perfect snack option for busy days.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE ENERGY BALLS (OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP):
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
- Add in the chocolate chips and chia seeds (if using) and stir again until everything is evenly distributed.
- Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, portion out the mixture into evenly sized balls and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the energy balls to firm up.
- Once chilled, remove the energy balls from the refrigerator and transfer them to an airtight container for storage.
- Enjoy as a quick and healthy snack whenever you need a boost of energy throughout the day.
How to store it?
- Transfer the energy balls to an airtight container.
- Store the container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
- If you're planning on storing them for longer, you can freeze them.
How to freeze it?
- Place the energy balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place the baking sheet in the freezer for at least an hour, or until the energy balls are frozen.
- Once frozen, transfer the energy balls to a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag.
- Label the container or bag with the date and contents.
- Freeze the energy balls for up to a month.
To thaw the frozen energy balls, simply remove the container or bag from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Once thawed, the energy balls can be enjoyed as a quick and healthy snack on the go. It's important to note that freezing the energy balls may result in changes in texture and flavor. Before freezing, you may want to experiment with a small batch to see how they fare after being frozen and thawed.
Can I use regular-sized chocolate chips instead of mini chocolate chips?
Yes, you can use regular-sized chocolate chips if that's what you have on hand. However, the mini chocolate chips distribute more evenly throughout the mixture.
Can I substitute the honey with maple syrup?
Yes, you can use maple syrup instead of honey if you prefer.
Can I make these energy balls gluten-free?
Yes, you can use gluten-free oats to make these energy balls gluten-free.
Can I add other ingredients to these energy balls?
Absolutely! You can customize these energy balls by adding in ingredients like chopped nuts, dried fruit, or coconut flakes.
Can I use a different type of sweetener instead of honey or maple syrup?
Yes, you can use any liquid sweetener of your choice, such as agave nectar or brown rice syrup.
Can I make these energy balls without peanut butter?
Yes, you can use any nut or seed butter of your choice, such as almond butter or sunflower seed butter.