Fast and Frugal Energy Balls
HEALTHY & FRUGAL SNACKING
My kids love granola bars, but one box does not go very far in my large family.
It can get expensive to purchase boxes of granola bars on a regular basis.
Do we really know what is lurking in all of those boxes of granola bars?
As mothers we want to serve our family healthy snacks but not have to worry about those hidden ingredients which may be unhealthy.
But all too often the price we pay for healthier snacks becomes expensive and can strain the family food budget.
So I wanted to find a fast and frugal recipe for granola bars, as a replacement for the more expensive ones.
This sent me on the search for a healthier alternative to granola bars and after much trial and error, the result was the recipe below for energy balls.
This is my own version of a energy ball based on several recipes tweaked to fit our family’s preferences.
They are super easy to make and deliver quite a punch nutritionally.
Nutritious, wholesome, and full of goodness.
1/2 cup peanut butter (we used WOW Butter due to a peanut allergy)
1/4 cup raisins (any dried fruit would work)
1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
2 TBS probiotic powder
1/2 cup flax seed
1/4 cup oats or instant oatmeal
*Mix all of the ingredients together.
*Place in fridge for 30 minutes until chilled.
*Remove from fridge and roll into round balls.
*Place on wax paper for storage in a sealed container. Keep in chilled or frozen until ready to serve. My children prefer them frozen for chewy chilled treat.
Prep time: 5 minutes
*These energy balls are a quick, healthy, and filling snack.
*These can be rolled out and made into bars.
*You can have fun with this recipe, add more or less of an ingredient if you desire.
Make it your own.
Here are some suggestions:
If you don’t like raisins, add some dried blueberries or cherries.
If the recipe is too sticky, add more oats.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.
Drizzle some melted chocolate over the energy balls.
Be creative and have some fun with it.