Power Balls are exactly what they sound like—little snack-worthy balls packed with power ingredients! I love these little Peanut Butter Power Balls as a snack, or even instead of a cookie when the urge hits. If you don’t like almonds or walnuts, you can substitute any kind of nut you’d like or use any kind of nut butter instead of peanut butter.
It’s important to know that the only ingredients you want to see on the list when purchasing a nut butter is nuts and maybe a little salt. Don’t buy ones with added sugar, sweetener or oils. These are unnecessary additions–go for just plain and simple and natural!
You can purchase all-natural nut butters at any grocery store including Trader Joe’s and Costco. Just be sure to check the ingredients before you make your selection. As you can see, the only ingredient in the almond butter is raw almonds, and the only ingredients in the peanut butter are dry roasted organic peanuts and sea salt. Perfect!
Try making these easy snack balls today! You and your kids will love them!
Peanut Butter Power Balls
These snack balls can be made with any nut or nut butter that you prefer!
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup rolled oats not instant
- 1/2 cup organic peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup unsweetened, unsulfured shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed or flaxseed meal
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Place all ingredients except cacao nibs and chocolate chips in food processor. Puree until smooth.
Add cacao nibs and chocolate chips. Pulse a few times to blend in.
Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place in freezer for 1-2 hours.
Remove and keep in sealed container in refrigerator or freezer.