Power Balls Recipe February 22, 2016 Here at the farm, I love a good snack that is fast and easy to make, but isn’t completely made up of high fructose corn syrup. I’ve been making these power balls for the kids and they love them and think they actually taste like cookie dough! To make these things even better, they’re high in fiber and protein, which keeps my kids full until dinnertime and gives them an extra boost. And don’t let me fool you, I love these just as much, if not more than they do. With a busy schedule these are great to have on hand during the day when I need a pick me up. | I N G R E D I E N T S | 1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats 1/4 cup of flax seed 2 tsp of chia seeds 2/3 cup toasted coconut 1/3 cup organic peanut butter 1/2 cup organic almond butter a sprinkle of cinnamon 1/2 cup of miniature chocolate chips 1/4 cup of honey 1 tsp vanilla extract *add a TBSP of vanilla protein for an extra boost! | I N S T R U C T I O N S | step 1 – Gather the ingredients, two medium mixing bowls, and a wooden spoon. step 2 – Mix together all of the dry ingredients. (toasted coconut, flax seed, chocolate chips, cinnamon, vanilla protein) step 3 – Mix together all of the wet ingredients (honey, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and almond butter) and stir. step 4- Once both mixtures have an even texture, pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture while continuously stirring. step 5- Use a tablespoon to scoop out the mixture and then roll into 1 inch balls. A large kitchen spoon is great to use for rounding out the shape, or you can just use your hands! If the mixture is too gooey, try putting it in the fridge for 20-25 minutes. This should do the trick! step 6- Refrigerate your energy bites so they stay firm until they’re ready to be eaten. And that’s it! A simple and fast snack perfect for an on-the-go mom—but without all the additives. If you’re really worried about sugar content, leave out the chocolate chips altogether. That’s the best thing about this recipe, you can’t mess it up. So make it your own! Add sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, or substitute agave nectar for the honey. You know your family and their needs best. Remember to tag me (@joannagaines) on Instagram if you try this out!