I have been experimenting with different energy balls lately and this is my new favorite! How can you go wrong with anything S’mores flavor? Originally I was thinking of mixing in broken up pieces of graham crackers, but then my daughter had the brilliant idea of rolling them in the crumbs. We experimented with both and the crumbs were definitely the winner.
As with my other energy ball recipes, you can use any nut butter you choose. I now make all mine with powdered peanut butter. I like that fact that this cuts the calories down by a third. It’s a bit messier, but I have found the trick to rolling them, which I will share with you in the instructions.
Put a batch of these in a pretty holiday tin, and you have a fabulous homemade gift for someone special. I plan to make them for the teachers at my kids schools.
S'mores Energy Bites
Taking a traditional treat to the next level, packed with protein and flavor, these are a definite crowd pleaser. With only 5 ingredients and no bake, they couldn't be any easier to make.
- 1 Cup Powdered Peanut Butter (Or regular nut butter of choice)
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate protein powder
- 1 Cup Mini marshmallows
- 2 Graham cracker sheets
- 1/2 Cup Water (This is only if using powdered peanut butter)
- 2 Cups Rolled Oats
If using powdered peanut butter, mix well with the protein powder in medium sized bowl.
Add water slowly. The brand I use, 1/2 cup seems to be enough but it definitely varies brand to brand. You may need a little more or less. Should be the consistency of regular peanut butter when done.
Once peanut butter is right consistency add the marshmallows and rolled oats. Mix well, you will probably have to use your hands to do this. Dampen your hands slightly so the mixture doesn't stick as much.
Once you have mixed everything together you are ready to roll into balls. This is where my trick comes in. Get a bowl of water and dampen your hands before rolling. You will have to do this several times during the process. The balls will look wet, but once they are refrigerated they will look normal. This also helps the crumbs to stick well.
Once you have rolled all your balls, set aside and make your graham cracker crumbs. In a small food processor or blender, add the graham cracker sheets and blend until they are crumb consistency.
Pour crumbs onto a plate and roll each ball in the crumbs until they are completely covered.
Put balls into a container where they can lie flat and not be stacked. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.