Crispy Peanut Butter Energy Balls

That’s right, crispy. peanut butter. awesome.  These gluten-free energy balls provide a satiating combo of protein, carbs and healthy fats with ground flaxseed, oats, peanut butter and crispy brown rice!  Super easy and quick to make but I promise they will get eaten even faster.  I keep these in the freezer and always have them on hand as a refreshing healthy treat for the kids (and for myself!).  These are loads of fun to make with the kids too so be sure to get them involved in helping out!

Ingredients

1 cup quick or rolled oats

1/2 cup finely ground flaxseed

3/4 cup brown rice crisps (I used @onedegreeorganic veganic sprouted brown rice crisps)

1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter

3 tablespoons honey

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Directions:

  1. Line a plate with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flaxseed, brown rice crisps and whisk together.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together applesauce, honey, vanilla (if using) and peanut butter and whisk well.
  4. Add liquid to dry ingredients and use a spoon or spatula to mix ingredients until well incorporated.
  5. Now, with slightly wet hands,  form small balls and place them on the parchment lined plate.
  6. Freeze for about 1 hour and transfer balls to a freezer safe bag and keep in the freezer or fridge.  Enjoy!

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