Flax and Peanut Butter Energy Orbs

 Source: Flax and Peanut Butter Energy Orbs, Renee Kohlman

Source: Flax and Peanut Butter Energy Orbs, Renee Kohlman

No bake energy orbs are a quick and easy snack, breakfast or dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) large flake oats
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup (75 mL) dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) liquid honey
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 °F (150 °C). Arrange the oats and flax on small baking trays. Toast until golden, being careful not to burn, and stirring once or twice. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before proceeding with the recipe.
  2. Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl. You may have to use your hands. If mixture seems too dry, add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of water.
  3. Shape the mixture into balls about 1-inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. It’s best if your hands are damp, and you may have to rinse them a few times.
  4. Place the energy orbs into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 18-20 pieces.

SERVING SIZE: 1 orb. Each serving contains 1 tsp (5 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 130
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 14 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 40 mg
Potassium 54 mg