I know what you’re thinking— not another energy ball recipe. But they’re just SO good! I see them all over Pinterest and my mouth waters with every new recipe I stumble upon. Strangely enough, I’ve only made them a few times…. well, ever… so I thought it my be fun to design my own version!
The beauty of these energy balls is that they’re:
- No bake! (duhh)
- Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
- Made with only 6 ingredients. Yes, you read that right.
- Ready to be thrown into this Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Dough “Blizzard”. I think this is my favorite reason of them all!
I first made these energy balls back when I was creating this Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Dough “Blizzard” (which is one of my favorite recipes on this blog). I wanted to make a “cookie dough” that didn’t contain any crazy ingredients, was reasonably healthy, and could be thrown together in 10 minutes TOPS. That’s not too much to ask for, right? Plus, I’m all about using less sugar in snacks and desserts, so my aim was to cut down the honey/agave, with a goal of reaching that perfect balance of sweet and savory.
As I was making them (cough, cough, eating them), I realized how delicious they were plain (aka, not in blizzard form) and how similar they were to all those beautiful energy balls I’d been seeing all over the place. Well, after a few tweaks and trials with my favorite ingredients, I found a winner combo. A healthy snack that tastes like cookie dough? Sign me up!
So of course I made a huge batch and threw them in the freezer for us to pull out whenever we wanted that sweet pick-me-up, thinking they’d last us a while…. buuutttt they lasted a whole 3 days.
Typical. We can’t keep sweets in this house.
Hopefully they’ll last a little big longer in yours 😉 What’s your favorite snack food to make? Do you have a favorite energy ball recipe?