These Healthier Scotcheroo Energy Balls are packed full of that classic flavor you love without a ton of extra sugar. They’re great for your next playdate or dinner party. And even though the classic recipe has a layer of chocolate on top, you can leave that part off if you’re just wanting a sweet nutty treat without chocolate.
Healthier Scotcheroo Energy Balls
Yield: 14 balls
1 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup puffed rice cereal
1/4 cup pumpkin, hemp or flax seeds
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Add the oats, cereal and seeds to a food processor (9-cup or larger), and process until the mixture becomes a powder. Remove the lid, and pour in the peanut butter and honey. Turn the processor back on and let it run for 60 seconds.
Remove the bowl from the food processor. Carefully remove the blade. Roll the dough into tightly packed tbsp-sized balls. (I like to use a standard size cookie scoop.) Next, drizzle the melted chocolate over the balls, or dip them. Refrigerate the balls for at least 1 hour and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
*These are fine to not be refrigerated, if you're taking them to go... I just prefer the consistency when they're chilled.