Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Balls (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Healthy, Vegan, gluten free energy balls recipe with chocolate and peanut butter

These no-bake energy balls are a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack. My healthy energy balls will get you 13 grams of plant-based protein plus 33% of your RDA of fiber. 

This vegan energy ball recipe features the flavors of peanut butter together with dark chocolate and coconut. YUM!

No need to warm up your house to make these. This no-bake recipe is easy peasy and your kids will love helping you make them.



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Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Energy Balls
an easy, no-bake, healthy power bite recipe

These no-bake energy bites are a healthy way to get a chocolate peanut butter treat with a protein punch. This is one of the best recipes for kids! It’s full of good things like oatmeal, coconut, dark chocolate, chia seeds, flax seeds and more. This recipe is also naturally vegan and gluten- free. #creativegreenliving #creativegreenkitchen #vegan #glutenfree #energyballs #energybites #powerbites #proteinballs #healthysnacks #vegansnacks #freefrombad #wildharvest


Energy Ball Ingredients

  • 1 bar - Wild Harvest 85% Cacao Belgian Dark Chocolate
  • 16 ounces (1 jar) - Wild Harvest Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp - Wild Harvest Organic 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 packs - Wild Harvest Organic Original Instant Oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup - Wild Harvest Organic Flax Seeds, ground
  • 1/4 cup - organic chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup - Wild Harvest Organic Coconut Flakes, divided
  • 1/2 cup - Wild Harvest Organic Jumbo Raisins
Yield: 13 servings of 3 balls each (39 energy balls total)

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Power bite ingredients to make chocolate peanut butter energy balls



Directions

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls Step 1: 

Unwrap the chocolate bar and chop it up with a knife. Set aside.
Chop dark chocolate to use to make chocolate peanut butter energy balls


Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls Step 2: 

Use a coffee grinder, herb grinder (or a blender in a pinch) to grind the 1/4 cup of organic flax seeds.

Grinding them up makes it easier for your body to digest them and extract the maximum amount of nutrition from them! Set aside.
How to grind flax seeds to make healthy energy balls


Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls Step 3: 

In a medium bowl, combine the jar of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 2 packs of instant oatmeal, the ground flax seeds, 3 tablespoons chia seeds, 1/2 cup coconut flakes, 1/2 cup raisins and the chopped chocolate.

Mix well and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
Recipe for healthy chocolate peanut butter balls


Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls Step 4: 

Remove the energy ball dough from the fridge. Fill a small bowl with the remaining 1 cup of coconut flakes.
gluten free and vegan energy ball recipe

Roll dough into 1-2 Tbsp balls. (I used a 1 Tbsp scoop to make it easier!)
How to make healthy energy balls that are vegan and gluten free

Toss rolled balls in the bowl filled with coconut flakes before setting on the cookie sheet.
gluten free and vegan chocolate peanut butter energy balls


Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls Step 5: 

Move the cookie sheet with the energy balls to the freezer for an hour before moving to an airtight storage container and keeping in either the fridge or freezer.
Healthy vegan and gluten free energy balls recipes

These energy balls will last for about a week in the fridge (if your family doesn't eat them first!).

To store them longer, keep them in the freezer and move about a week's worth to the fridge at a time.

PRO TIP: Packing these for lunch? Keep them in the freezer and pack them frozen. By lunchtime, they will be defrosted and ready to eat!

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Enjoy!

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I hope your family loves this healthy energy ball recipe as much as mine does! These are one of my son's favorite things to bring to school for lunch every day.

If peanuts are not allowed at your child's school, Wild Harvest also makes an almond butter that you could use instead of the peanut butter.


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PRINTABLE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER VEGAN ENERGY BALL RECIPE


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Yield: 13
Author:

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Balls

Learn how to make easy gluten-free and vegan snack that everyone will love. These healthy energy balls feature superfoods like chia, flax seeds and dark chocolate. You will love the chocolate peanut butter flavor and easy grab-and-go protein you get from this tasty snack
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 30 M

ingredients:

  • 1 bar - Wild Harvest 85% Cacao Belgian Dark Chocolate
  • 16 ounces (1 jar) - Wild Harvest Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp - Wild Harvest Organic 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 packs - Wild Harvest Organic Original Instant Oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup - Wild Harvest Organic Flax Seeds, ground
  • 1/4 cup - organic chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup - Wild Harvest Organic Coconut Flakes, divided
  • 1/2 cup - Wild Harvest Organic Jumbo Raisins

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Balls

  1. Unwrap the chocolate bar and chop with a knife. Set aside.
  2. Use a coffee grinder, herb grinder (or a blender in a pinch) to grind the 1/4 cup of organic flax seeds. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the peanut butter, maple syrup, instant oatmeal, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, 1/2 cup coconut flakes, raisins and chopped chocolate.
  4. Mix well and refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
  5. Remove the energy ball dough from the fridge.
  6. Fill a small bowl with the remaining 1 cup of coconut flakes.
  7. Roll dough into 1-2 Tbsp balls. Toss rolled balls in the bowl filled with coconut flakes before setting on the cookie sheet.
  8. Move the cookie sheet with the energy balls to the freezer for an hour before moving to an airtight storage container and keeping in either the fridge or freezer.

NOTES:

This recipe was sponsored by Wild Harvest.

Energy balls will last for about a week in the fridge.

To store longer, keep them in the freezer and move about a week's worth to the fridge at a time.

PRO TIP: Packing these for lunch? Keep them in the freezer and pack them frozen. By lunchtime, they will be defrosted and ready to eat!
Calories
415
Fat (grams)
32
Sat. Fat (grams)
10
Carbs (grams)
23
Fiber (grams)
8
Net carbs
15
Sugar (grams)
9
Protein (grams)
13
Sodium (milligrams)
128
Cholesterol (grams)
0
Created using The Recipes Generator


Carissa Bonham

About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a cookbook author and busy mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

She is the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.
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