Need some food for the road that will give you an energy boost without being fake, unhealthy, and processed? Enter — peanut butter energy balls.
This sweet snack is guilt-free and provides you with a great boost after a long bout of driving. The protein in the peanut butter gives you a little jolt of energy to help you make it through that last leg of your journey. You can even put your own twist on these bites by adding your favorite flavorings or ingredients to the mixture. And better yet — they keep in the fridge for quite a while, so it’s a great snack to make ahead of time and keep in your cooler!
Watch the video below to learn how to make these peanut butter energy balls.
- 3/4 cup peanut butter (preferably natural if you have it)
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Carob chips or dried cranberries (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. You can get creative with your ingredients — add in some carob chips or dried cranberries for some extra zing if you want! Next, you’re going to roll the mixture into balls, just like you would if you were making cookies. If you notice that the mixture is too watery, add some more oats. Conversely, if it’s too dry, you can add a little more peanut butter — whatever you need to make them stick together in shape.
Put the peanut butter energy balls in the refrigerator for about one hour to allow them to harden up a bit.
Voila! That’s it. Pretty simple and they make a delicious snack on the road. Each bite is about 150 calories and contains 5 grams of protein, so this isn’t a snack you would want to eat all in one sitting, but they’re a good hold-over until meal time.
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