You would not believe how many requests I get for this recipe! There is not a person who has tried these and not loved them. They are so addicting that I find excuses to eat them all day: pre-morning workout energy boost, afternoon snack, and even an after dinner dessert. My mouth waters just thinking about them!
This little bite-sized snack is actually packed with all kinds good for you ingredients: chia seeds, flaxseed meal, oats, almonds, and cacao nibs. That’s why they can count as a healthy snack AND pass for dessert! I buy my chia seeds and almond butter from Trader Joe’s and my flaxseed meal and cacao nibs on amazon.
Seriously, try these balls.
- 1 cup oats
- ¼ cup ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup sliced almonds, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup almond butter (room temperature)
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips or cacoa nibs*
Mix together all ingredients in one bowl. Be sure to use a big spatula or wooden spoon because the mixture is thick and will require a little muscle! You will want to chop the sliced almonds up so that they mix well with everything.
Once everything is evenly combined, roll into 1-inch balls. At this size, you will get close to 30. Put them in a Tupperware container and let chill in the refrigerator for at least a few hours. They taste best cold!
You can store for as long as you want in the refrigerator, but I guarantee they will get eaten quickly!
*If you don’t have mini chocolate chips, you could chop up normal sized chocolate chips. Or, try cacoa nibs for a healthy alternative! Cacao nibs contain no sugar and are considered a super food, loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and magnesium.