These easy on-the-go chocolate peanut butter energy balls are perfect snacks for when you need a little energy, but not the sugar rush or too-full feeling associated with pre-workout eating!
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup raw honey
1 TBSP coconut oil
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 TBSP chia seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 scoop protein powder (either chocolate or vanilla)
Line a plate or baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
Melt the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil together until it becomes thin and liquid. It doesn’t need to cook, just warm up.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flaxseed, chia seeds, cocoa powder, vanilla, and protein powder.
Using a rubber spatula, mix in the peanut butter/honey mixture into the oat mixture until well combined. You might need to switch to using your hands.
Using your hands, roll out 20-24 small round balls. You want these to be bite sized, about 1 TBSP worth at a time.
Place all the bites on the lined tray, and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 1 week.