Cashew Butter Cookie Dough Energy Balls

I’ve posted about these power balls before in reference to lactation, but i thought I would bring it back with cashew butter to show you how versatile and yummy they are. I throw them into Celine’s lunch, for a quick stroller snack for Greyson, or a little treat at the end of the night. A little goes a long way and one is all I need. Plus, if you’re looking for an easy recipe to make with your kids, this is perfect. No knives, no stove, only easy measuring, pouring, and stirring!

These Energy Balls are:

  1. One bowl
  2. Under 10 ingredients
  3. Lightly sweet
  4. Full of healthy fats, proteins, and antioxidants from the cacao nibs and cinnamon
  5. An easy way to sneak in your daily dose of maca-an adaptogen which helps to manage stress or boosts your energy levels

Let me know what you think and if you make them, remember to tag me on instagram @larisafbraun! I do loveeee seeing what you’re making! xx

Cashew Butter Cookie Dough Energy Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (gf if needed)
  • 1/2 cup honey and maple syrup combo (or one or the other, with cashew butter i like a combo but with almond i like maple and with pb i like honey)
  • 4 pinches of salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup combo of mini chocolate chips and cacao nibs (i do this so my kids see the chocolate chips but you can do one or the other too)
  • 1/2 cup raw or roasted cashew butter, unsweetened (i used trader joes)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2-3 tsp maca (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place everything into a stand mixer and let it blend everything together. You can do it by hand, it just takes muscle!
  2. Roll into balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
    Notes: If you don't have unsweetened nut butter, reduce the maple syrup/honey. Start with as much as only a quarter and taste as you go.
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