I made up a double batch of my semi-famous honey nut balls for our recent camping trip to Ohio. I believe they were the best batch ever! Over the years I have tweaked the original recipe to make them the tastiest and the healthiest. They are quick and easy to put together, and they pack a wallop of healthy protein and fat nutrition! Honey Nut Balls are a superb alternative to processed snack bars for kids of any age!
Honey Nut Balls–single batch
Ingredients (use organic whenever possible):
*1/4 cup of natural nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew) I used a creamy almond butter from the bulk foods at Maple City Market in Goshen.
*1/2 cup of local honey
*1 teaspoon of hempseed oil I used the Nutiva brand. Hempseed oil has a better ratio of omega-3,6, & 9 fatty acids.
*2 tablespoons (or more) of dark chocolate chips
*1/4 cup of chopped organic walnuts
*1 cup of organic brown rice crisps. I used the Whole Foods Market 365 brand.
*Mix the nut butter, honey, and hemp oil in a medium-sized bowl. Add in the chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, and rice crisps. Mix gently until the crisps are well coated. Form the mixture into walnut-sized balls and set onto wax paper. You can form the balls easily by coating your palms with a bit of coconut oil. Chill for several hours before enjoying. Keep refrigerated. Enjoy 🙂
Modified from Easy and Delicious Flax Recipes, Spectrum Essentials