M&M Energy Balls
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Serves: 36
No-bake and packed with fiber and filling ingredients
  • 2½ cups oats (quick oats, rolled oats, or a mixture of the two)
  • 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds or hemp seeds
  • 1 cup nut butter (I used ½ cup peanut butter, ½ cup pumpkin seed butter)
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup mini M&Ms
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. If the mixture seems too wet, add ¼ cup more oats. If it's too dry, add a Tablespoon more nut butter. It should hold together when lightly squeezed or pressed against the edge of the bowl with a spoon. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to set to make it easier to shape.
  2. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and portion the dough into balls of desired size. I scoop them all quickly onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, then roll them into nicer balls.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for longer storage.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2019/01/mm-energy-balls/