These simple (10-15 minutes total time!) to make snacks are great for a mid-morning pick-me-up, a little energy during a hike or a much needed boost during a shopping trip.
They are a one bowl wonder and are very versatile. They are already free most allergens (dairy, soy, gluten). You can add most anything too (dried fruit, nuts, nut or seed butters). Make this energy boost different every time.
1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate chips)
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or one drop doTERRA cinnamon essential oils)
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (I find a good size is approximately 1″ wide.)
Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. (They are so yummy that they never last that long in our house!)
Makes about 20-25 balls.
*Adapted from Gimme Some Oven