Happy Snacks: Nutella & Peanut Butter Energy Balls

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If you are looking for a healthy snack that gets you through the day or even for a quick breakfast before a workout, energy balls or energy bites are the way to go. You’ll find plenty of recipes online and you can modify any recipe to your liking. I recently posted a recipe for Cashew Nuts Energy Balls. Check it out. I contains dates. oats and – of course – cashew nuts.

Today I experimented with a recipe that’s even easier to make. I know it seems hardly possible! Here come Nutella & Peanut Butter Energy Balls.

Some may argue Nutella isn’t even healthy and you are right, but Nutella makes me happy!

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter (tip: don’t use natural peanut butter)
  • 2 tbl sp honey
  • 2 tbl sp chia seeds
  • 2 tbl sp flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashew nuts
  • 1 tbl sp Nutella

How to prepare:

To make it easier to mix everything, I heated the peanut butter and honey in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  Without the peanut butter and honey mix to cool down, I added chia seeds, flax seeds, Nutella and half of the rolled oats and mixed it all up. I then added the chopped cashew nuts and the remaining rolled oats and mixed everything up again.

You may ask why I didn’t mix it all together from the start. This way I was able to determine how many rolled oats and cashews I needed. It’s easy at this point to either add more or use less depending on the density of the mix (and personal preference).

The last step is straight forward: form bite-size balls and stick the Nutella & Peanut Butter Energy Balls in the freezer. I recommend to always keep them in the freezer.

Done! Enjoy!

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