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).
Are hemp heart cookies more your style? Try these Peanut Butter Hemp Seed Cookies!
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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 minutes
- 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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