Monday, March 22, 2010

Power Balls

They were a hit at the shower Jamie and Amy threw for me and again this past weekend at the shower Molly and I threw for Erin. Here's how to recreate them for yourself!

1 cup peanut butter (I like to use Mejier Organics)
1 cup honey
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup chocolate chips (mini chips would also work really well)
1 cup nuts (your choice, or make a combo)

*Mix together the peanut butter and honey until smooth.
*Gradually add in the oats, then the ground flaxseed.
*Add the chocolate chips and nuts.
*Mix gently in a stand mixer or by hand.
*Roll into ping pong ball sized balls and refrigerate until set (10 or 20 mins) on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
*Store in an air tight container in the fridge to keep firm.

I think this makes about 2 dozen. You can subsitute the choc. chips for dried fruit (which seems crazy, but hey) or add other fun mix-ins you might think of. Have fun and enjoy this power food!


Erin said...

yay! Also, the 3rd picture below is my favorite! haha

Martin05 said...

It's the subtle drip of drool on the chin, isn't it? I think I like the last one. He's just burnt out, had a hard day as he emotionlessly tears off the sticker on his chest to toss it on the ground...

Emma said...

I think we should change the name of the power balls to "spheres of delishiousness" (If that's how you spell that)