Handing out Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Weekend coffee and some delicious Peanut Butter Energy Balls.

I made a second batch of Peanut Butter Energy Balls on Friday. I used the ground flaxseed, which the recipe called for, instead of sesame seeds I used last week.

And I have to say, this second batch is much tastier than the first. I also added a little more peanut butter. I actually made two batches this time around: one with chocolate chips and one with raisins.

I think I like the raisin ones better, crazy, I know. But the raisins are smoother than the hard chocolate chips. Curt and I snacked on them over the  weekend. I think I snacked a little more than he did. 🙂

I found the ground flaxseed at Trader Joe’s in the cereal aisle with the various oatmeals.

I took some into work today for my co-workers.

I handed out a a bunch of Peanut Butter Energy Balls to co-workers today. Of everyone I got feedback from, the energy balls got a thumbs up. (And they could possibly be a cure for Spring Forward exhaustion. OK, maybe not. But they could help, just a little.)

Here’s the recipe again, in case you want to try it yourself:

1 cup regular oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (I added about 3/4 cup.)
1/3 cup pure, unfiltered honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or craisins or raisins or another sweetness of your choice)
1 or 2 tsp of vanilla extract

Using your hands, mix all the ingredients well in a bowl. Let it chill for at least 1/2 hour in the fridge. After the mixture is chilled, use a teaspoon to size out scoops of the mixture and roll into balls. Will keep in Tupperware in the fridge for seven days. Enjoy!

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