Toasted Quinoa Peanut Butter Energy Balls
 
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This delish snack is packed with nutrients and a surprise ingredient of toasted quinoa to add crunch and protein. It's low in sugar (and it's an unprocessed, natural sugar!) but you'd never know by the taste! This recipe has only 5 ingredients!
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Snacks
Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • ¾ C uncooked quinoa
  • 2 C rolled oats
  • ¼ C raw honey
  • ½ C mini chocolate chips
  • 16 oz container (or 1.5 C) peanut butter
  • *optional ¼ C dried fruit (like dried cherries)
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add quinoa.
  2. Stir often and keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. You may need to turn down the heat if you think it's burning.
  3. It will begin popping when almost done. After about 1-2 minutes of popping, turn off the heat.
  4. Meanwhile, measure your oats, honey, chocolate chips, peanut butter and optional dried fruit into a medium size bowl. You can add the quinoa as soon as it's finished.
  5. Mix well and place bowl in fridge.
  6. Let it cool for about 15-20 minutes. When it's cold, it stays together easier to roll into balls.
  7. Roll into approximately 1-1.5 inch size (bite size) balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Place balls into a container or ziploc and keep in fridge or freezer.
  9. Pop into your mouth when you're ready to eat!
Recipe by Ashley Nicole Wood at https://ashleynicolewood.com/toasted-quinoa-peanut-butter-energy-balls/