Peanut Butter Chocolate Flax Balls
These quick treats are the best of both worlds! Filling and taste good! The power balls are a great alternative to a sugary snack or dessert. Packed with protein from the peanut butter and lots of fiber and other nutrients from the flax seeds, Peanut Butter Chocolate Flax Balls give you a little bit of everything you need to satisfy your craving.
1 ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup flax seed or flax meal
3 cups brown or whole grain Rice Krispies
½ cup chocolate chips
Mix peanut butter, maple syrup & vanilla in bowl. Add flax seed/meal & brown Rice Krispies, mix well. Leave bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes. Remove bowl and s
coop out 1-2 tablespoons of mixture & form it into a ball, pace ball on a pan. Repeat scooping method until pan is full. Melt chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl. Drizzle chocolate over the balls. Place the pan in the fridge for 1 hour until chocolate is hard & balls are firm. Enjoy as a quick snack!
Flax seed cheat sheet:
Lots of omega-3!
Lots of fiber!
1-2 tablespoons a day recommended
Experiment with flax seed meal – ground up flax seed that is easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients
Associated with reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease