These chocolate dipped energy balls are full of peanut buttery, whole grain goodness and dipped in chocolate to make for a satisfying snack!
FRIENDS. There is nothing better than quick, easy, and tasty snacks. It makes the days so much more manageable. These 1) can be made with one bowl and one spoon 2) uses seven simple ingredients and 3) tastes like dessert! Healthy snackin’ doesn’t have to be hard.
These energy balls only use seven ingredients. ONLY SEVEN. I bet you already have them: oats, nut butter, chia seeds, syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate, and salt! You could even improvise and use flax seeds instead of chia and honey instead of syrup. GO CRAZY.
For the nut butter, you will want to use creamy and drippy. A hard nut butter would be difficult to work with, unless you melted it. I used Crazy Richard’s peanut butter. The only ingredient is peanuts!
This recipe is great because it’s not intimidating. You don’t need a blender, food processor, and 4 different cookie sheets. It won’t leave you with a sink full of dishes and you don’t have to turn on the oven. You are welcome.
This recipe can easily be made vegan and gluten free! *I’ve provided links to the ingredients that I use. Just click on the item and it will take you directly to it. 🙂
Chocolate Dipped Energy Balls
- 2 cups oats
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup nut butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- sea salt for topping
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or any type of chocolate)
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix together oats and chia seeds. Add in peanut butter, syrup, and vanilla extract and stir well.
- For this next step, you might need to wet your hands. Form about 16-18 balls and place on cookie sheet. Freeze while you melt the chocolate chips.
- Put chocolate in a measuring cup, mug, or bowl. Melt for 20 seconds, stir, and repeat.
- Take balls out of the freezer and dip each one into the chocolate to coat half of the ball. Sprinkle with sea salt. Freeze until the chocolate hardens and then store in your refrigerator. You can also store it in the freezer if you want!