If you are a food lover just like me and have a thing for cookies or anything relatively sweet and buttery -which I’m certain most of you have, then you need to try these No-bake Energy Balls.
What’s great about these energy balls are the fact that you don’t need an oven or any heat form of heat at all, meaning you can make them right in your university hostel. How cool is that? You also get to add just about whatever you want (after tossing in the basics of course).
The ingredients needed to make these energy balls are few (except you choose to add more) and easy on your purse.
Oh, did I mention they are full of essential nutrients?
What you’ll need
- A cup of dry oats
- A quarter cup of peanut butter
- A quarter cup of honey
- Chocolate (you’ll need to shred it)
- Salt to taste
How to make them
- In a bowl, mix all these ingredients well into a sticky paste and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes.
- Once cooled and firm, scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and roll in your hands to form a ball.
That’s it. Eat what you can and keep the rest of it covered up in the refrigerator. Eat within a week though, we don’t want these lovely balls to get soggy.
This is the basic recipe, you can touch it up however you like. For instance, instead of shredded chocolate, you can use M&Ms. You could use grounduts (roasted peanuts) instead of peanut butter and maybe, you could use more honey. The choice is all yours, you can go crazy with it.
Another ingredient you may want to try is banana. You can crush two/three bananas and add to the rest of your mixture.
You can also try going extra-chocolatey -but you’ll have to burn those extra-calories later. Use cocoa-powder, both M&Ms and shredded chocolate, and if you dare, melted chocolate too.
If you are a huge fan of nuts, go in with both grounduts and peanut butter for that extra-nutty taste and texture.
You can pack these up in an air-tight bag and carry them along with you when going for lectures. You can eat them as a late-night snack or give them to friends when they come visiting.
These are healthy, wholly natural and easy to make.
Featured image: Gimme Some Bake