In a large mixing bowl, stir together oats, cereal, almonds, apricots, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, chocolate chips and salt.
Making your own energy snack is easy and quick—no cooking necessary. Better yet, this delicious, fiber-rich treat is not uber-sweet like many popular energy bars on the market. Create your favorite version using the dried fruit and nut options your family prefers.
Servings and Ingredients
|1 c. Hy-Vee old-fashioned rolled oats|
|1 c. whole grain brown crisp rice cereal|
|1 (2 oz) pkg Hy-Vee sliced almonds|
|½ c. Hy-Vee dried apricots, chopped|
|¼ c. ground flaxseed meal|
|2 tbsp. Hy-Vee HealthMarket chia seeds|
|2 tbsp. Hy-Vee mini semisweet chocolate chips|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt|
|1 c. unsalted almond butter|
|¼ c. agave nectar|
|1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract|
Things To Grab
- Large mixing bowl
- 2-cup liquid measuring cup or small bowl
- Electric mixer
- Large baking pan
- Plastic wrap
- Airtight container, for storage
Hyvee Culinary Expert TipChange up the flavors of these health balls using a few substitutions. Fig-Walnut Health Balls: Substitute chopped dried figs for the apricots and chopped walnuts for the almonds. Cranberry-Sunflower Seed Health Balls: Substitute dried cranberries for the apricots and unsalted, roasted sunflower seeds for the almonds.
- In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup or small bowl, combine almond butter, agave nectar and vanilla; stir until well mixed. Add to oat mixture; beat with electric mixer on medium-low speed until well-mixed.
- Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place balls in a baking pan. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- For convenience and portability, wrap individually with plastic wrap. Or, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 1 month.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 10g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 65mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 14g
- Protein: 4g