Wednesday, June 6, 2012

No Bake Energy Balls

I'm not putting off writing our triathlon recap because it was a bad race, I'm patiently waiting for the photos to be posted.  I hope that they will be ready by tomorrow!

You may have noticed that Mike and I are WAY behind on our one new recipe a week goal for the year, but have no fear I busted out two new recipes today so we are all caught up.  Now I just have to find one for this week!

Since today is National Running Day, I thought that you might all need a boost of energy for all the running you are planning on doing (or already did) today.  Mike and I will be running 5 miles for our marathon training plan later today.

I found this recipe for no bake energy balls and I took some inspiration from it and added some of my own ingredients.

No Bake Energy Balls


1/2 cup peanut butter (you can use any nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup flax seeds
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix together the peanut butter, honey and vanilla, all of mine was room temperature so it was easy to mix.

 I would eat this by itself!

Then I added the oats and dry ingredients to the mixture.  It looked a little bit dry so I added some more peanut butter to the mix.

 The dry ingredients

All mixed up!

Once mixed together, I put it in the refrigerator for about a half an hour (I took Bernie on a walk during this time) so that it would be easier to roll into balls.

I was able to make about a dozen and a half energy balls, but the amount that you could make may vary depending on how big you make them.  I put them in an air-tight container and placed it in the freezer (or refrigerator if you don't want them as firm).

 Yum!

These are really good!  I like that other than the base, you can add whatever you want to them.  I would love to make some with nuts and dried fruit (although Mike probably wouldn't like those as much!)

I hope you are all enjoying National Running Day!

16 comments:

  1. mmmm mmmm those look good!
    going to Pin it so I can remember to make sometime (soon)

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  2. those sound soooo yummy...will have to make these...this recipe is like my granola bar recipe....you can add what ever you feel like!! YUM! I ran 7 miles and didn't even know it was National Running Day!!

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    1. They are really good! They did remind me of your granola bars.

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  3. OOh, can't wait to make it at my new apt. Thanks!

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    1. No problem Rena!! I hope you are enjoying the new place :)

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  4. Yummy! My friend just gave me a recipe for energy balls too but the ingredients are a bit different. I will post it sometime this week, they are amazing! Happy national running day! Got in 5.5 miles of speedwork today:)

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    1. I've definitely seen lots of different recipes for these, my officemate made some with mint chips in them!

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  5. The only ingredients I don't have are the flax and chia seeds- where did you get them?

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    1. I bought them at Wegmans in the Nature's Marketplace section, where organic food, etc. is for us.

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  6. Nom nom nom! I have GOT to make these. You know the issues I've been having with fueling. These little babies would be nice to have.

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  7. I had that one pinned, good to know its good. I think i will do your version though!

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  8. These look SO GOOD! I've been meaning to make protein bars/balls for a while now. You've inspired me to do it!

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  9. YUM! Jamie I love anything I don't have to bake. Maybe I'll make a batch of these bad boys this weekend. I can't wait. I'm off!!! wooohooooo

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  10. Mmm, we make very similar pb-oat balls, so delicious!!

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  11. So easy! I'm definitely going to make these. Thanks for posting!

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