Sunday, March 1, 2015

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

Happy Monday all!  I'm feeling rested and rejuvenated after a beautiful weekend with two of my best friends at Figure 8 Island.  While I was staying at my BFF Magen's house, she told me about these amazing energy balls she makes. 

I typically eat very healthy throughout the day during the work week, but lately there has been so much temptation everywhere I turn.  Whether it's someone's birthday, or bagels, or donuts, there is always something in my office and I find it really hard to resist when I get a craving for an afternoon sweet. 

As Magen promised, these Energy Balls are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, and feel like an indulgent treat.  I often reach for a spoonful of peanut butter as soon as I get home from work, but these Energy Balls are a great alternative with added fiber and healthy sweetness. 

Have one or two for breakfast, or like me, as a quick afternoon snack.  They take all of five minutes to stir together and keep well in the refrigerator.  

*1 c. oats
* 1/2. c. peanut butter (I used reduced fat)
*2/3 c. shredded coconut (I used unsweetened)
*1/3 c. honey
*2 tbsp. mini chocolate chips
*1 tsp. vanilla
*1 tsp. cinnamon

Stir together all ingredients.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then roll into 12 equal balls.  Store in the refrigerator.  Enjoy! 

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