Okay… so I finally did it.
Apparently I’ve jumped onto the balls bandwagon.
Not THAT kind (pshhh—get your mind out of the gutter); THIS kind!
Except to me they’re really like healthful no-bake cookies. But in ball form. Because I don’t really use these for energy, let’s be real… but they’re perfect snackies for when you want something kinda sorta sweet but good for you all at the same time. But not dessert. A ball.
Besides, saying BALLSSSSS is fun! Try it: just make sure there’s no one around, they might look at you a little funny.
And they’re fun to stack, and roll around…
Let’s face it, I have yoga brain after my class this morning. Yes, I know the class was finished at 11 and I had a chai afterwards and should be fully functional by now (at 4:15 pm), buuttt my brain says… NO. Apparently we’re having a small tantrum today: it’s fuzzy Thursday. Acceptable, I suppose, for my day off. Good thing I don’t have to do anything more strenuous than go grocery shopping (oh wait. That required efficient decision making.whoops, FAIL) and photograph balls. Tee hee.
Anywayyy. I digress. These balls are delicious and easy and come together in a snap. They’re a little on the crumbly side and excellent to grab on the way out the door (just don’t get crumbs all in your car; oh wait… I already did that).
I suppose you could call them blobs… but balls is more fun!
Balls balls balls:
No-Bake Energy Balls
Ever so slightly adapted from Running to the Kitchen, here! I doubled the recipe and got 18, since I’ve made a single recipe before and we fight over them…
- 1 c raw cashews
- 1/2 c rolled oats
- 4 tbsp nut butter (I’ve used all peanut, half peanut/half almond, both are good!)
- 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Couldn’t be simpler: chuck nuts into your food processor. Pulverize until they’re a fine powder. Add in oats and pulse again. Add everything else (nut butter, chocolate chips, chia, maple, and vanilla), and pulse until it all comes together. Form/roll into balls and store in the fridge. Easy money.