These Peanut Butter Hemp Energy Balls are packed with fiber and protein and low in added sugar. A healthy, kid-friendly snack that’s easy to make- no protein powder required!
If you follow me over on IG stories, you’ve seen these energy balls for several weeks now. They’re basically my new favorite snack! I like them because they’re packed with nut butter, lots of seeds, oats, and other goodies but they don’t have a ton of added honey like most energy balls do. I add some sprinkles and chocolate chips to make them more enticing to my kiddos but those are optional!
I also like that one batch makes 24 good-sized balls. I can prep a batch on the weekend and store them in the fridge to enjoy all week long. These start with a base of rolled oats and then I add hemp hearts, ground flax and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and grind them all up in the food processor until they’re well mixed with no big chunks. Then I add some peanut butter, honey, and a bit of vanilla extract. You could sub your favorite nut butter or try sunflower seed butter to make them nut-free. Last I add a little water or milk to help everything stick and mix in the fun stuff (sprinkles and chocolate chips).
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Peanut Butter Hemp Energy Balls
These Peanut Butter Hemp Energy Balls are packed with fiber and protein for a healthy, kid-friendly snack made without protein powder
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 min
- Yield: 24 balls 1x
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2–3 Tablespoons water or milk
chocolate chips and sprinkles (optional)
- In a food processor, combine rolled oats, hemp, flax and pumpkin seeds. Process until finely ground.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine honey, peanut butter and vanilla and microwave 30-45 seconds. Mix well.
- Pour honey mixture into food processor and process until well combined.
- Add water (or milk) by the Tablespoon and pulse until wet enough for the mixture to stick together when you squeeze it in your hands.
- Add sprinkles and/or chocolate chips if using and pulse a couple times to mix in.
- Roll into balls and store in the fridge.
If you don’t want the chocolate chips to melt, you’ll need to let the mixture sit for a few minutes after adding the honey mixture since it will be warm. Otherwise, add them right away and they’ll get melty and add a nice chocolate goodness throughout the balls.
Keywords: energy ball, snack
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