Super Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
A Delicious Way to Put Some Extra Pep in Your Step
A Nutritious Treat That Disguises Valuable Nutrients
Come one, come all! You're invited to the "chocolate peanut butter" ball. Join in the fun during dessert making time.
This delectable treat has been a winner among the fussiest of eaters. For those who refuse to eat healthy, nutritious food, no one will notice the wholesome ingredients blended into the creamy peanut butter, honey and sprinkles of dark chocolate chips.
So grab your apron, turn on some baking music, and let's get started!
Ingredients - What You'll Need
- 1 cup Oatmeal, Old Fashion Rolled Oates
- 1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter, Organic
- 1/2 to 1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1/3 cup Honey, Organic
- 1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed, Organic
- 1/4 cup Chia Seeds, (optional) Organic
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, Organic
Blend Oats, Honey. Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chips, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds and Vanilla
- Combine oates, peanut butter, chocolate chips, honey, flax seed, chia seeds and vanilla extract together in a medium size mixing bowl.
- Using your hands, mix well and form into balls.
- Place balls onto baking sheet or muffin pan. (No need to grease). Aluminum foil works great.
- Place into the freezer to set. Takes about 1 hour.
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||54|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 6 g||9%|
|Carbohydrates 15 g||5%|
|Sugar 9 g|
|Protein 3 g||6%|
|Sodium 30 mg||1%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Flax Seed Can be Good For The Heart
Why I'm a Big Fan of Flax Seed
Heart disease runs in my family. When I met middle-age, head on, I decided to change my life-style, which wasn't all that healthy, to help avoid heart problems. My father's heart had failed him, leaving me devastated and lost.
After endless nights of dreaming that my own heart would suddenly stop beating, I realized I had to take responsibility for my heart health. So, I set up a strong walking program, put myself on a plant-based diet. I added wild salmon, and grass-fed, non GMO eggs to my weekly fare , and kept stress at bay.
Lately, I started adding small amounts of flax seed to my oatmeal and smoothies. I noticed a rise in my energy level. So now, on days when I'm low on energy, I make sure I include this nutritious seed in some of my recipes.
Flax seed helps the heart because it's high in omega-3 fatty acids. One tablespoon (7 grams) of ground flax seed contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Low in calories, you're looking at only 37 calories..
If you decide to add flax seed to your diet, be sure to check with your doctor first. You don't want to end up with unpleasant side effects.
Suit Your Taste
I like the fact that these healthy treats can be kept in the refrigerator for several days. They can be stored in the freezer for a few months as well. I simply slip a few into zip-lock baggies and eat them right out of the freezer.
This recipe may be modified to suit your taste. I've added coconut from time-to-time and I've also drizzled Carmel topping in the mix.
Oh, and don't forget to stir in a tablespoon or two of love. These nutritious wonders will taste even better.
© 2018 Audrey Hunt