Peanut Butter Power Balls are the perfect grab-and-go energy snack. Store them in the freezer, and grab one for a protein boost before or after a work-out, or just breakfast on your commute.
I started making these power balls over a year ago, and they are still one of those foods we never run out of. In other words, I’m informed when there are only a few left in the freezer. Because we NEVER run out of power balls.
If you have boys (or a husband) that seem to be hungry ALL THE TIME, I suggest you make these. Pronto.
You definitely need a food processor to make this lifesaving recipe. It needs to be at least 10 cups to fit everything in.
There are so many healthy and hearty ingredients in this energy snack – old-fashioned oatmeal, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seed, peanut butter, and honey – along with some mini chocolate chips sprinkled in!
Six Easy Steps to make Peanut Butter Power Balls
- Mix all ingredients in food processor.
- Transfer mixture to bowl and refrigerate one hour.
- Roll into 22-24 balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate (or freeze) another hour or so.
- Place power balls in airtight container or freezer bags, and store in refrigerator or freezer.
- EAT whenever you need super powers.
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Make this energy snack next: Almond Butter Energy Bites
Peanut Butter Power Balls
- 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
- 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds – or more
- 1 Tablespoon flax seed – or more
- 1 1/2 cups extra crunchy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup raw honey
- Combine all dry ingredients (oats, sunflower seeds, cranberries, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and flax seed) in food processor and pulse.
- Add peanut butter and honey and continue to pulse, until dry ingredients are well coated.
- Transfer mixture into separate bowl and refrigerate for an hour to make it easier to roll into balls.
- Roll mixture into approximately 22-24 balls and place on cookie sheet.
- Place in refrigerator (or freezer) for another hour.
- Store power balls in airtight container or storage bag and keep in refrigerator until ready to eat. These freeze well.
- These power balls are best stored in the freezer. Just set one out for a few minutes, and it’s ready to eat.
- Some of the mix-ins can be substituted for other types of nuts, chips, etc. Just use same quantities.