Why buy processed snacks at the line in the supermarket when you can make your own? These little guys will have you going in no time!
Power Energy Balls are one of my favorite new discoveries! One of the great challenges we face as parents is what to give our kids that will satisfy their palate while at the same time offer nutritional value? Parents ask me all the time; what can I give my kid as a tasty desert that's not filled with sugar?
Here's what I love the most about this recipe.
“Power Energy Balls”
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like.
Place melted chocolate inside a disposable pastry bag and cut a tiny tip, spread chocolate over energy balls. Chill them.
- It's simple.
- It's super healthy.
- Your kids will love it, and
- It's a great recipe to do with your child.
- Easy to substitute ingredients to suit your taste (see below)
Here I am with my assistant Marco introducing Power Energy Balls to a crowd of people at the Festival of Chocolate.
- 1 cup (dry) oatmeal
- 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup sun butter or any other nut butter if not allergic
- 1/2 cup ground flax-seed or wheat germ
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container.
About 20 to 25 Power Energy Balls.
PS: You may want to click the button below to print out this recipe and keep it handy for when you receive the famous question. Mom, what can I have for dessert?
- chopped dried fruit (apricots, dates, raisins, etc.)
- dried berries (cranberries, cherries, etc.)
- chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, or sunflower seeds
- other grains (different kinds of oatmeal, rice cereal, etc.)