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  • South Central Wisconsin
  • May 2015
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Energy Balls

This little homemade treat can be customized to satisfy anyone in the family and are a healthy alternative to packaged cookies and crackers. Have them on hand for the afternoon slump or a pre-workout snack.


2 cups oats

1 cup all natural peanut butter

1 cup ground flaxseed

½ cup mini chocolate chips

½ cup honey

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Chia seeds


Mix all ingredients together. Roll into bite-size balls (the size you roll them will determine how many the recipe yields). Store in fridge.

Try variations: dried fruit, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, chocolate chunks, and gluten-free oats. Have fun and get the family involved!

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