Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls
These little energy balls are super satisfying!
Try making them using different nut-butters such as cashew butter, almond butter, or peanut butter.
No-bake, and just 10 minutes of hands-on time to make! This is a fun recipe to make with the kids.
Perfect for a quick snack or after workout boost!
EXCELLENT nutrient-packed treat for children and growing teenagers (so long as they don’t have any nut allergies!)
Cashew butter gives these energy balls such a creamy decadent flavor and texture. Almost like a bakery-style chocolate chip cookie! I sprinkled this batch with fancy sea salt immediately before eating…and OMG…they tasted like a sea-salted, richly divine, chocolate chip cookie from the bakery!
Chocolate chip energy balls won’t last long at your house so heads up – double your batch!
Nut butter naturally contains healthy fat, protein, and antioxidants. So besides being an EXCELLENT healthy snack choice, this combination actually helps to manage cravings and feeling satisfied.
➡️ Rachel’s Tips:
2 protein energy bites or balls each day as a snack is a perfect serving. I love having these on hand as my before or after workout fuel.
When shopping for ingredients:
Look for higher percentage cacao for the chocolate chips, and your nut butter should really be nothing but nuts, and maybe sea salt. Steer clear of added oils and/or added sugar if possible.
Makes 12 balls, 6 servings
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup oat flour (ground oats)
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup nut butter of choice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup dairy-free, mini chocolate chips