Saturday, September 21, 2013

Energy Balls!!

**Update: I am making these tomorrow morning and have been able to calculate the nutritional facts thanks to my SparkRecipe Calculator. I love that thing!**

If you love snack bars/energy bars or whatever you want to call them, then you will love this recipe. Everyone I have given a taste to has raved about how good they are. In fact...I'm eating one right now, haha!

-1 cup dry old fashion oatmeal
-1 cup dried cranberries
-1/2 cup ground flax seed
-1 scoop protein powder (mine has 25g protein per scoop and is chocolate flavored)
-1/3 cup honey
-1/2 cup peanut butter (heaping)

-1 tsp vanilla
-1/2 cup soynuts
-1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
-You can change up the ingredients a lot! The nutrition facts will change, however. 

-Combine dry ingredients in a deep bowl.
-add peanut butter and mix well.

-add honey, mix.
-add vanilla, mix.
-roll into about 15 balls and place in Tupperware, then refrigerate.
-proceed to lick the honey/peanut butter mixture off your hands. 

Thank you Melissa Bender for this wonderful recipe!