Pretty much all I had to say to get your attention was “healthy chocolate”, right? I thought so. Energy balls are a go-to snack in in our household. My kids love them and whenever I make a batch it doesn’t last long. We throw together a basic recipe and every once in a while I dress it up a little. That’s what these Chocolate Raspberry Energy Balls are, not your casual energy ball, more like your formal energy ball. But with only 6 ingredients, its the easiest way to make healthy snack time fancy.
Making energy balls for an easy, healthy snack.
Its a snack I whip up often because all I have to do is dump the ingredients in a bowl, mix, and shape them into balls. No baking, no dirtying a sink full of dishes, and no complaining when my kids come home from school and are starving.
Normally we just make basic peanut butter and chocolate chip style balls, but variety is the spice of life, as they say, so here are the steps to making these yummy little morsels of healthy goodness.
How to Make Chocolate Raspberry Energy Balls
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
With just six ingredients its easy to grab everything you need. I try to buy as much as I can organic. The peanut butter should be natural and the honey should be raw. See below for the full list.
Step 2: Measure and dump.
Measure out all of your ingredients and add them to a large mixing bowl. When scooping out the peanut butter be sure to stir it first because natural peanut butter tends to separate. I also crush up the freeze dried raspberries a little before adding them into the bowl.
Step #3: Mix.
I begin mixing the ingredients with a spoon, but after getting everything slightly combined I prefer to mix with my hands. When your mixture is crumbly and a little sticky you are ready for the next step.
Step #4: Shape.
Continue using your hands to shape the mixture into balls. It should stick easily. If it is too crumbly you can add a little more peanut butter. This recipe size should make 15-20 balls depending on how big or small you shape them. I make 1″-1 1/4″ size balls.
Now how easy was that because you are already done and your energy balls are ready to enjoy.
Chocolate Raspberry Energy Balls
Prep time: 2 minutes
Make time: 10 minutes
Yield: 15-20 balls
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup organic natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup organic raw honey
- 1/3 cup freeze dried raspberries (slightly crushed)
- small handful of dark chocolate chips
- Tbsp organic chia seeds
Add all of your ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix with a spoon until part way combined, then use your hands to mix until you get a sticky and crumbly consistency.
Continue to use your hands and shape the mixture into 1″-1 1/4″ balls. That’s it! Now enjoy the bite size goodness. Store in the refrigerator if they stick around long enough to make it there.