They're so good, y'all! These little peanut buttery snacks pack a big energy punch. I've been enjoying 1 or 2 before my runs this week, and they keep me satisfied throughout my runs. I sometimes struggle with getting hungry mid-run since I only have a small snack before my early morning runs. But these do the trick.
I love all the textures in these! He uses steel cut oats rather than rolled, which is what you'll find in most energy balls, and that makes for a much chewier ball. Plus, all the seeds and chocolate chips add lots of crunch.
He shared his recipe, so I wanted to share it with y'all!
Papa Crunk's Power Balls
1 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup mini vegan chocolate chips
1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup agave
1 Tbsp. ground flax
Chop the dried cranberries into smaller pieces. Then mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well incorporated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge and roll into balls (about 2 Tbsp. per ball) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes before serve. These keep for several weeks in the fridge, and they also freeze well.