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Great Recipe for On-the-Go Snacks for our Busy Gymnasts. Drive Past the Drive Thru!

Crispy energy balls are a kid pleasing snack that is low in sugar and calories but high in iron, fiber, and protein. Try making some for your gymnast today!


This version of Energy Balls has a bit of chocolate and a little crunch. They closely resemble store-bought peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars with a few major differences:

  • No Refined Sugar

  • Whole Grains

  • 6% of Iron (daily value)

  • 8% of Fiber (daily value)

  • 6% Protein (daily value)

  • Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids

  • Super Foods (Chia, Flax Seed, Coconut Oil)

These tasty little snacks are full of real food ingredients including whole oats, flax-seed, coconut, and chia seeds. They get their marvelous crunch from crispy rice cereal and are naturally gluten-free.

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

5 mins

Total Time

10 mins (Seriously 10 minutes! Woo Hoo! Even I can do this!)

Crispy energy balls are a kid pleasing snack that is low in sugar and calories but high in iron, fiber and protein. Try this easy, no bake recipe today.


  • 1½ cups whole rolled oats (chopped lightly in food processor)

  • 1½ cups crispy rice cereal

  • ½ cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)

  • ¼ cup chia seeds

  • ¼ cup flax seed (ground)

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter

  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Stir together peanut butter, coconut oil and honey in a small mixing bowl until smooth

  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Pour peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined.

  4. Form small balls with 2 tablespoons of mixture and place in a glass storage container. (If the mixture does not form ball easily refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes then shape. You can also press the mix into a greased 9" X 13" pan, chill, and cut into 4 rows of 8 squares.)

  5. Chill energy balls for 30 minutes then enjoy.

  6. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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