It’s been a tough week. I am physically exhausted and emotionally drained, I wont get into it. In addition to that, we are moving to The Bay Area in a couple of weeks and my house is in shambles. I owe my bro in law and cuz big time for helping me out this week and I wanted to thank them with something yummy. Frankly, it’s been hot as balls in Portland and I didn’t feel like firing up the oven. So instead of baking, I mixed up an easy batch of my Super Power Energy Balls.
The guys are about to embark on a long journey, traveling from Seattle to Portland by bike, the STP ride. That takes some serious balls. They need something to sustain them while they pedal their way south for 200 miles. Solution: Super Power Energy Balls. These bite sized Super Power Energy Balls pack a serious punch of energy and get you moving faster than a big gulp full of Four Loko. No loco hangover required. Bonus, I don’t have to turn the oven on and they will give me the boost I need to power through the seemingly endless task of packing up our entire life into hand me down Trader Joe’s boxes. Win win.
What I love most about these Super Power Energy Balls are the hearty and the mostly healthy-ish ingredients inside. I’ve always loved granola bars but often they are too loaded down with sugary sweetness and unrecognizable ingredients. When I make myself a batch of these Super Power Energy Balls, I know exactly what is going into them. Organic peanut butter and honey are the binder that holds the balls together. They are loaded with wholesome and energizing Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats. They’ve got nutritious almonds loaded with the good fats to power your body through a workout. Shredded coconut adds a natural sweetness. The flax seeds are rich in dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. I am sure not if there are any health benefits to the dark chocolate chips but they do sweeten the deal and make these Super Power Energy Balls seem like a crave worthy treat. To finish they are rolled in almond meal spiced with cinnamon for an extra punch of protein. Simple, wholesome and satisfying. What more could you want from an energy ball recipe?
Now it’s Time to go balls to the wall, and power up with these power boosting energy balls. Good luck Jason and Greg, go balls out and have a ball doing it! And, I just crossed the ball joke line, oh balls. Just ignore me and make yourself a batch of Super Power Energy Balls ASAP.
Original recipe updated slightly February 2020.
Super Power Energy Balls
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 24 balls
These super balls pack a punch of energy with peanut butter, honey, oats, coconut, chocolate, flax seed, almonds and cinnamon. No Baking required! The perfect pick me up when you need a lift. These can easily be made vegan by omitting the chocolate or replacing it with dairy free cacao and using agave nectar in place of honey. A gluten free version can be made by subbing GF rolled oats in.
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey (- or Date Syrup or Agave Nectar for vegan option)
- 1 1/2 thick rolled oats (- regular or gluten free)
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (- roughly chopped)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds or chopped raw almonds
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut (- unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1 teaspoon fine ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt (- divided)
- Begin by thoroughly blending the peanut butter and honey together in a large bowl.
- Add the rolled oats, chocolate, coconut flakes, almonds, flax seeds and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix together until the mix begins to resemble cookie dough.
- In a separate smaller bowl, mix together the almond meal, cinnamon and remaining salt. Set aside.
- Using a large cookie scoop, form the mix into 1-1.5″ balls.
- Roll each ball in the almond meal mixture and set aside on a lined cookie sheet. Chill the balls for at least an hour, this will help them set and hold their form. Then transfer to an airtight storage container or plastic baggie.
Original recipe updated slightly February 2020.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
These Super Power Energy Balls can easily be made vegan by omitting the chocolate or replacing it with dairy free cacao and using date syrup or agave nectar in place of honey. A gluten free version can be made by subbing in GF rolled oats.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: Energy Balls
Keywords: Energy Balls, Energy Bite, Energy Bites, Granola, Granola Bites, Oats, Snack, Super Power Energy Balls, workout snack
Christina Carlton says
Do you have to store them in the fridge? Can you freeze them? If so, for how long? Can I substitute anything for the almond meal?
Hi Christina. Nope you don’t need to store them in the fridge, I just do so they firm up. I am sure they would freeze well and probably would last at least a couple of months in there. Yup, you can sub in any nuts for the almond meal. You could probably even roll them in chopped nuts, coconut or chopped chocolate chunks. Hope this helps! 😀