Sprinkly Energy Balls

energy-balls

Some days, I am the coolest mom ever. My imagination and energy and time are in endless supply, and I can give just about any inanimate object a funny voice and keen sense of humor.

On the other days, I add sprinkles to things.

There are tons of recipes floating around for little energy bites and no bake cookie balls and I’ve tried many many of them. For our household, this one (originally adapted from Gimmie Some Oven) takes the cake. Er… ball. We call these guys “Energy Balls” and Eva and I love making them in the morning – this last time we went crazy and added sprinkles. Black coffee for me, juice for her and you have the perfect “I just won your love through shared experiences and sugar but hey at least you just ate flax seed” breakfast. Donezo.

(Sprinkly) Energy Balls

In a medium size bowl, mix together:
1 C Organic Quick Cook Oats
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1/2 C Enjoy Life (or other dairy-free option) mini chocolate chips
1/2 C ground flax seed (or sub in rice krispy cereal!)
1 capful vanilla
1/3 C honey (I know most vegans don’t eat honey. I do. It’s my one caveat and I’m fine with it. The bees are fine. However, if you don’t think the bees are fine, you can use maple syrup).
Pinch salt
Sprinkles, a couple shakes – *best if administered by toddler or fairy

Form in to bite-sized balls and then stick in the fridge for a bit and to store, or enjoy right away with a steamy cup of coffee or tea or a cold glass of ice water. YUM! xo

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