Happy Monday, friends! How goes recovering from the weekend?! I don’t know about you, but I am majorly craving some big salads and smoothies this week! It’s actually going to be kind of a crazy week because I have a lot to get done. Sophie and I leave for Minnesota on Friday! We’re headed back to my “homeland” while Brig takes finals. I’m going to be working on a fun project while I’m there which I can’t wait to share with you guys!! After our Minnesota trip, we’ll meet up with Brig in Chicago to spend Christmas with my mom. December will be a wild month of traveling, but we are so excited!
Anywho – I have been anxious to share these monster cookie dough energy balls with you guys. I am OBSESSED. They are the perfect little snack that satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping hangry at bay. They’re super quick to throw together and only require 5 ingredients – all of which you very likely have in your pantry right this minute! I used the brand Unreal‘s milk chocolate gems (I get them at Whole Foods) but you can obviously use any kind of chocolate candy similar to m&ms.
Although I actually am more of a cookie person as opposed to eating raw dough (it freaks me out, and I just think a warm, gooey cookie tastes better) these energy balls have that cookie dough texture and it is goooooood. Brig is a cookie dough fanatic and really loved these (and he can be hard to please 😉 ) What do YOU think is better – cookie dough or cookies?
I hope you guys try these monster cookie dough energy balls and LOVE them! As always — leave a comment, send me an email, take a photo – I love to hear from you!
Tips for my allergy friends: These are gluten-free and dairy-free! If you’d like to make them nut-free, just substitute peanut butter with sunbutter! Easy peasy.
- 1½ c gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 c natural chunky peanut butter (salted!)
- ½ c raw honey
- 1 t vanilla extract
- ⅓ c chocolate candies
- In a food processor, pulse oats a few times to break down just a little bit.
- Whisk together peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. Add in the oats and stir to combine. Fold in the chocolate candies. Using a cookie scoop, form the dough into little balls. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.