Cuckoo for Chia: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Energy Balls

February 15, 2016 | By | Comments (17)

The chia seed has stolen the limelight lately on the nutrition red carpet. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and calcium, these tiny black and white seeds provide a boost of energy and regulate blood sugar to help you feel full longer. Reap the benefits of this nutritional powerhouse by discovering new ways to add its mild, nutty flavor to your diet.

Speed up your breakfast tomorrow when you roll a batch of these energy balls tonight. Snacking on-the-go has never been easier or more delicious—and when chocolate cravings hit, you can pop one between meals all week long! What’s not to love? Peanut butter and chocolate is the most heavenly combination known to mankind.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons chia seeds
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

1. Combine oats, chia seeds, flaxseed, raisins, chocolate chips, and salt together in a bowl.

2. Combine honey and peanut butter, stirring with whisk. Add peanut butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir with a spatula until well combined.

3. Form small 1-inch balls using your hands. Spray your hands with non-stick cook spray if the oat mixture sticks to your hands when rolling.

4. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Remove and enjoy, or keep these bitty bites in the fridge for a week in a sealed, air-tight container.

Serves 14 (serving size: 2 balls)
CALORIES 116; FAT 12g (sat 2.8g, mono 5.2g, poly 4g); PROTEIN 8g; CARB 30g; FIBER 4mg; CHOL 0mg; IRON 2mg; SODIUM 170mg; CALCIUM 22mg

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COMMENTS

  1. Sandra

    Anyone know the WW points for 2 balls. Using the correct calculations. Thanks.

    September 15, 2016 at 1:41 pm
  2. Dawn

    I can’t wait to make these bar’s . All my favorite

    August 24, 2016 at 4:44 pm
  3. Jackie

    I use agave to make mine

    August 4, 2016 at 5:06 pm
  4. Christine Ries

    I doubled the recipe ingredients —and cut back on the honey so it wouldn’t be so sweet.

    It yielded 35, 1-inche balls.

    This is what Myfitnesspal calculated the nutrition and caloric content:

    Amount Per Serving Calories 95 (for only 1 ball, not 2)

    Total Fat 6 g ; Saturated Fat 1 g Monounsaturated Fat 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 68 mg Potassium 16 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10 g Dietary Fiber 2 g Sugars 3 g Protein 3 g
    Calcium 2 % Iron 2 %

    What do people think about these numbers?

    May 19, 2016 at 12:38 pm
  5. Siobhan O’Hora

    I love that this recipe doesn’t require cooking meaning that the omega 3 fats aren’t destroyed =)

    http://dontfrigwithmyfood.blogspot.co.uk/

    April 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm
  6. Lorra

    The carbs seem to high in this recipe in comparison to 4 little proteins, how many sugars are in it? U didn’t list the sugar…thanks

    April 17, 2016 at 7:56 am
  7. Kerry S

    These are amazing, I love them but please change the nutritionals! They are almost double what is stated in the recipe. Very deceiving for people who don’t double check!!

    April 14, 2016 at 9:19 am
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  13. Sue R

    The Nutritional Information on this recipe is WAY wrong. Fat is 9 calories per gram; Protein and Carbs are 4 calories per gram. Therefore, the correct calorie count is Fat: 6g x9; Protein: 4g x4; Carbs: 15g x4. Total calories add up to 130 per serving as listed. The recipe is yummy, but not as low-cal as it is stated. Thanks.

    March 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  14. Jennifer Smith

    These are delicious, though too sweet for me! I entered them into the My Fitness Pal app and it looks like the nutritional content isn’t correct. In fact it looks like the calories are nearly double for 2 balls. I even factored in the homemade unsweetened peanut butter I used. Just wanted to check on that!

    February 25, 2016 at 6:38 am
  15. Susan

    I made these and they are amazing. YUM!

    February 23, 2016 at 9:13 am
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