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  • Madeline Dalziel
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Our Favorite Energy Ball Snack for Kids

High Energy Ball Snacks

Between meals my kids stomachs seem be be bottomless pits. No matter how much food they’ve eaten at lunch, they are insistent that they are “starving” and must have a snack. One snack turns to two and they end up wanting to graze all day long. I am always looking for new snack recipes that help sustain my kids, give them energy, and of course that taste delicious. I try to stay away from processed, sugar rich snacks that provide a rush of energy, but then cause them to burn out. These two energy ball recipes are packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats, and my kids can’t get enough of them! We make two different kinds, but in either recipe you could substitute a different type of nut butter or nut butter alternative.

Peanut Butter Energy Balls

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup quick cook rolled oats

1/2 cup flax seeds

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/3 cup coconut

2 tbsp honey

1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Cranberry Almond Energy Balls

1 cup quick cook rolled oats

1/2 cup almond butter

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup chopped almonds

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Kids Making Snacks

 

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Roll out dough into 1.5 inch balls and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 months.

These work great for a snack on the go and also taste sweet enough to be a dessert. Hope you like them as much as we do.

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