This is a mix of health and chocolate goodness that my daughter has started comparing to the Ferrero Rocher brand of chocolates available in the market. Not without good reason coz it looks almost the same but is much healthier and tastier too if you make it right. Plus the recipe is so versatile that it can adapt pretty much anything you wish your child had but doesn't. What’s even better is that these energy balls are perfect for breakfast, snacks or even as my daughter agrees - dessert!
We have tried several variations at home which have been listed after the original recipe:
1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla (essence)
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour (optional). Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated. Makes about 20-25 balls.
Our Substitutions & Variations:
This recipe is super flexible and very substitution friendly :-) Here are some we have tried and the rest is upto your imagination and what you have at hand:
These taste far better than the health bars available in the market and since they are homemade, they are free of any preservatives or chemical agents. And they are so easy to make - no baking, microwaving or stove top cooking involved!