Twist Eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls
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Check out this beautifully written and documented blog from a writer out of Victoria, BC. We came across this simple recipe when it was featured in Fitness Magazine and made them for our 2017 yogis in Twist Yoga Teacher Training as a little Mother’s Day pick-me-up. They were a huge hit. We think you’ll love them (and so will your kids!) as much as we do. Pair them with one of our many smoothie recipes, and you’ve got a perfect meal.
No Bake 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls
Makes: 22 snack balls
Recipe by: Rachel
Prep Time: 10 minutes
2/3 cup shredded toasted coconut, unsweetened
1 cup whole rolled oats
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or your fave nut butter)
3 tbsp. flaxseed, ground
1/2 cup dried, sour cherries (or your fave dried fruit)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, unsalted
1/4 cup honey or maple syrup if you want vegan
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp. water (optional)
Method for No Bake 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls
If your coconut is not already toasted, you will have to turn the stove on a give it a quick toast. This helps to intensify the flavour. 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.
Saturated Fat 2g