This healthy no-bake energy balls recipe is my go-to recipe for active weekends.
Weekends at our house are filled with athletic activities. If it isn’t an all-day volleyball tournament, we love to hike and ski, and I’ve even been persuaded to do a few mountain biking excursions.
These energy balls provide both quick energy from the carbs and sustaining energy from the protein.
Might I add – they taste a heck of a lot better than anything you buy at the store!
Every weekend I whip up a new batch of these. They are so quick to make I can even tackle this recipe at 5:30 in the morning before heading to the slopes.
“What if I don’t like raisins?” you might ask. You could substitute any dried fruit of choice or go in a whole other direction and substitute coconut flakes.
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup dry oatmeal
- 2/3 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup ground almonds
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- In a large bowl, stir together the oatmeal, raisins, peanut butter, chocolate chips and honey.
- In a small bowl, stir together the ground almonds and cinnamon.
- Roll peanut butter dough into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in the almond and cinnamon mixture to coat.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To me, these no-bake energy balls taste just like classic trail mix. Only they are easier to eat. You just pop one in your mouth instead of grabbing it by the handful.