Peanut Butter Energy Balls

(From EatingWell)

These healthy peanut butter and chocolate energy balls deliver a mixture of simple and complex carbohydrates to help fuel you up whenever you need a little boost. They are  no-bake and easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand, like oats and nut butter. Feel free to experiment with different mix-ins–for example, dried fruit or chopped nuts–in place of the chocolate chips and coconut.

Active: 20 mins

Total: 20 mins

Servings: 17

Nutrition Profile:

Heart Healthy

Low-Calorie

Diabetic Appropriate

Egg Free

Gluten-Free

Vegetarian

Low Sodium

Soy-Free

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats (see Tip) 

1 cup natural peanut butter or other nut butter 

½ cup honey 

¼ cup mini chocolate chips 

¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions

Step 1 Combine oats, peanut butter (or other nut butter), honey, chocolate chips and coconut in a medium bowl; stir well. Using a 1-tablespoon measure, roll the mixture into balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Tips

Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

To make ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.