I find making power balls so therapeutic! Something about the rawness of the ingredients and the hand-rolling technique is so satisfying. Plus, they provide a nice little snack and energy boost around mid-morning when the pre-lunch hunger kicks in. They only take ten mins to prepare, and I like to make a small batch early in the morning before the rest of my family wakes up.
Here's a simple recipe I use. No baking is necessary. I think the orange extract gives an extra pizazz, but you don't have to add this if you don't like the orange flavour.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup crushed-up dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
1 tsp orange extract. I use this one. If you don't like orange, you can use vanilla extract too.
In a large bowl, mix together your oats, nut butter, honey, chocolate chips, chia seeds, chopped nuts, and orange extract until well combined.
Use your hands to roll the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper and pop in the fridge for about an hour, or until firm.
Once the power balls are firm, transfer them to an airtight container. You can store them in our fridge for up to a week.
You can also customise this recipe to your liking by adding different types of nuts, dried fruit, or spices. Know a good combo? Share below so we can all give it a try!