Power Balls

Loaded with nutrition, these no bake Power Balls are like a protein bar and granola bar all rolled into one delicious snack.

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Let me introduce you to what I like to call, baby crack. You see, these tasty bites not only satisfy adults taste buds, but also seem to make the kids go wild. And before you think this is just a shameless plug to endorse my little recipe, let me start off by saying that both Little Bro and Daddy rave over these things, and those two wouldn’t know a healthy snack if it hit them in the face.

So putting aside Little Bro, Daddy plus Little Sissy and Mom #2, that brings up my two favorite nuggets, T and Linc. I was literally making these things daily when they were down here with me since Sissy couldn’t keep her little boy’s hands out of the container. Now that they are home though, Sissy has taken to making these Power Balls herself for the boys. Apparently if there’s a shortage, little Linc gets quite….cranky. And by cranky I mean he sits on the floor of the kitchen crying while pointing to the fridge.

I’ve created little monsters, and I’m not one bit sorry :)

Power Balls
Nutritious little bites that make a great snack for all ages!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 Cup protein powder [vanilla & cinnamon are my favorites]
  • 1/4 Cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 Cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 Cup honey
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries

Melt together your honey and peanut butter to make for easier mixing. Dump remaining ingredients into the bowl and mix really well. You may have to dig in there with your hands, don’t be shy! Roll into balls and let chill in the fridge before devouring.

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Another thing these little Power Balls have taught me?  That I have quite possibly the worst rolling skills in the world….

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I know that pretty much everyone has their own variation of this kind of recipe, but to each their own! All I know is that these are a crowd favorite, every time. It’s gotten to the point where I don’t even dare go to Daddy’s house without a batch tucked away in my suitcase. I showed up one time without any and I swear if I didn’t live so far away they would have made me drive all the way home just to make them some.

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If that isn’t a sure sign that this recipe is a winner, then I don’t know what it.

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Are you a granola bar/protein bar fan? I secretly hoard them!

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