No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls

No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls

I am excited for today’s snack because it has been a recent staple in my diet. I have been trying to eat healthier since my third child has arrived, and I don’t have a lot of time to eat because of the demands of motherhood and life. I am sure you can relate no matter whatever life stage you are in.

In the search to find a healthy and simple snack, I came across these 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites from Chef Savvy. I added dried cranberries for more taste and texture, and I switched out the flax powder for flax seeds for more texture.

Not only do these bites contain fiber and protein, they are a delicious treat with the peanut butter, chocolate and dried cranberries. They take about 30 minutes to make and you can store these for up to a week in the fridge (longer in the freezer).

These energy bites are perfect during the holiday season because you can enjoy one before a holiday party and you won’t be as tempted to over indulge in all of the holiday goodies.

No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls

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To make your own no bake chocolate and dried cranberry energy balls, you will need:

  • 2/3 cup of creamy peanut butter (I used honey roasted creamy peanut butter, so I didn’t have to add the honey)

  • 2 tablespoons of honey (If you don’t use a honey infused peanut butter like I did)

  • 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup of flax seeds

  • 1 cup of old fashioned oats

  • 1/3 cup of dried cranberries

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No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls

Step 1: Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl using a large spoon.

No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls
No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls

Ensure the peanut butter is coating all of the ingredients so that the balls will eventually stick together. It may be easiest to use your hands.

Step 2: Once all of the ingredients are incorporated together, place your mixture into the fridge for 30 minutes so that the ingredients can easily be formed into balls.

No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls

Step 3: Once your ingredients have had a chance to chill in the fridge, use your hands to form 2 inch balls. This recipe will make about 12 balls.

Step 4: Enjoy! Or store your energy bites in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for several months. I hope you enjoy this healthy, yet indulgent treat when you are short on time.

No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls
No Bake Chocolate & Dried Cranberry Energy Balls

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