a couple days ago nicolai wanted to make energy balls after watching a donal skehan video.
knowing we didn't have the exact same ingredients from the video and knowing i wasn't going to put espresso/coffee in a three-year-old's snack, i quickly searched 'basic energy ball recipe'.
i came across these guidelines for energy balls and gathered appropriate ingredients from our pantry.
i'll admit, i'm no fan of recipes like this (uncooked globs that supposedly provide a pick me up) but nicolai's version is actually really, very good...the best i've had.
nicolai's energy bites
1 c oats
1/2 c dates
1/4 c peanut butter
1/4 c raisins
2T + 2t maple syrup (1/6c)
1t chia seeds
mix in a food processor, roll into bite-sized balls with your hands, and store in a jar.