Energy Balls

These easy Energy Balls are filled with oats, honey, flaxseed, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips. We make this easy snack once a week at least! 

Easy Energy Balls - oats, honey, flaxseed, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips. We make this easy snack once a week at least! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Energy balls? I have five kids and I feel like my goal in life every single day is to get all of their energy out. Swimming, park, school, fishing, basketball – these are literally our everyday activities. So why would I try to give them more energy? When I had my third son people always would comment, “Oh, just wait until they’re teenagers. Your grocery bill is going to be insane.” My mom used to make these peanut butter balls growing up.Easy Energy Balls - oats, honey, flaxseed, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips. We make this easy snack once a week at least! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Is it possible that they’ve hit their growth spurt early? I feel like they are eating ALL day long. Which is why I started making these Energy Balls because they’re filling little bite-sized snacks to hold them over. I have the recipe memorized because I make them so often.Easy Energy Balls - oats, honey, flaxseed, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips. We make this easy snack once a week at least! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

These Energy Balls are filled with oats, honey, flaxseed, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips. I don’t dare call these healthy because the hate mail will start coming. I’ve learned that the hard way.

But in my opinion a little chocolate never hurt anyone. Did you see the video I made of these above? Okay, a few M&Ms aren’t too harmful either…oops. You can definitely use raisins or dried cranberries as well.

Flaxseed alone has so many benefits. It’s high in Omega-3 and fiber. You can definitely use natural peanut butter but you may have to add more oats depending on how runny your peanut butter is. My kids love them with creamy peanut butter but I enjoy them with crunchy peanut butter.

Easy Energy Balls - oats, honey, flaxseed, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips. We make this easy snack once a week at least! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

The great thing about these is that you can really make them your own to suit what you like.

5 from 2 votes
Easy Energy Balls - oats, honey, flaxseed, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips. We make this easy snack once a week at least! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Energy Balls
Servings: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (you can also use mini chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberrries)
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix together well. Form into balls. If the mixture is too sticky, chill in the fridge for easier handling. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
You can also use quick oats but you may need add less since they will cause the balls to be dryer.
Ground flaxseed can be found in the spice aisle or health food aisle of your grocery store. I buy a big can of it.
You can also add chia seeds (about a tablespoon) if you have them.
You can use chocolate chips (mini or regular) or even mini-m&ms for a fun treat!
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Easy Energy Balls - oats, honey, flaxseed, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips. We make this easy snack once a week at least! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. I’ve made ones similar to these ones before and they’re so good! Can’t wait to make this version!

  2. Hi Christy, would these by suitable for mailing or for backpacking, do they need refrigerating? Would love to make for backpacking trips.

  3. How should these be stored and how long?

  4. I was wondering about storage, etc. because I was thinking about sending some in a care package to a Navy guy. I’m guessing the weather might be warm there where his ship is. God bless our troops. You can get a “large” box at the post office and mail it to any service member anywhere for about $18. Check with the USPS for details.

  5. These look so yummy! I need to try your recipe soon, we haven’t made these in ages!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflamily.com

  6. I make this exact recipe fairly regularly and always have people ask me for the recipe when I bring them to the school for events or to family gatherings, etc. We always store them in the freezer and my daughters eat them right from the freezer; they’re too messy otherwise!

  7. Shawnna Griffin says:

    hey girl- these look so yummy! My sister has 3 boys ( 13, 11, and 7) and I’m sure they are eating her out of house and home! ha ha

  8. I see they are 121 calories, is that each or how many per serving?

  9. I tried these to have before my workouts and they are awesome! Instead of flaxseed I entirely used chia seeds and put in some dried cranberries with the chocolate. Also definitely recommend chilling it a bit before forming balls, was very sticky but delicious!

  10. I’ve made something similar to these. I’m going to try this recipe. It looks so good and healthy.

  11. I’ve made similar energy balls for my son who is a swimmer. I add hemp heart which is a good source of protein and Omega 3 as well as whey protein powder. They are easy quick bites packed with lots of protein and quick energy at a swim meet.

  12. I made mine using steel cut oats and the mini chips. I can’t keep the kids out of them. Wow they are good. Thank you for sharing.