While the weather was nice this weekend I daydreamed about all of the summer trails I am going to hike, the rivers I am going to float, and the fun summer adventures I am going to have. Since my dreams were slightly crushed yesterday with the wonderful May snowstorm, I decided to try my hand at making chocolate chip cookie energy balls that I could take with me on said adventures when the weather warmed up.
Every time I hike I always bring along a TramBar or something of the sort. While scrolling through Pinterest recently I found a great recipe for energy balls and I thought that I could try and make those. My recipe differed a good amount from the ones that I saw but still taste delicious.
The main ingredients that you will need for these energy balls are peanut butter, protein powder, honey, chocolate chips, ground flax seed and shredded coconut. You can add in other ingredients for different textures and flavors, too. The bites are no bake and hold really well at room temperature after being refrigerated.
For my energy balls I mixed all the ingredients together first in a large cooled metal mixing bowl. I left the mixture in the bowl and refrigerated it for about thirty minutes. Once firm, I rolled the dough into two-inch balls and placed on coated wax paper so not to stick. After all the balls were formed I decided to roll them in shredded coconut for an extra bit of crunch and sweetness. Store in your refrigerator in a zip lock for up to a week or freeze for a month. They are a great snack when you need a pick me up and I’m sure they will be delicious and helpful to power through your summer adventures.