IVF Snack: Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

IVF Snack: Peanut Butter Energy Balls


While I was going through IVF, I tried very hard to avoid refined sugars. But I still needed a little something sweet when I had a craving. After my transfers, I always had a batch of these on hand to snack on throughout the day. I would make a big batch, keep half in the fridge for a week and freeze the other half for the following week. They were a lifesaveer during IVF and I still make them today.

 The recipe came from:
 http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/




INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
    • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes- Personally, I left these out
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
    • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (you could also grind up dark chocolate)
    • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.*
    2. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like- about an inch. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. You can make a big batch and freeze them too!
    3. Makes about 20-25 balls.
    Enjoy!


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