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“Don’t-Tell-The-Kids-They-Are-Nutritious” Energy Balls “Don’t-Tell-The-Kids-They-Are-Nutritious” Energy Balls
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Peanut Butter. All opinions are 100% mine. There are some things kids... “Don’t-Tell-The-Kids-They-Are-Nutritious” Energy Balls

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Peanut Butter. All opinions are 100% mine.

There are some things kids just do NOT need to know.  I’m not talking about white lies.  I’m talking about straight-up omissions of information that doesn’t need to be shared.  Like, how nutritious these energy balls are, for example.  Let’s all just let the kids enjoy their ‘treats’, ok?! 😉

I used to make energy balls for Portia all the time before I had Madeleine.  Then… life with 2.  (Enough said?)  Since I am not a baker and rarely have ‘baking ingredients’ on hand, I kind of forgot about energy balls until a friend made some the other day and Portia and Mads gobbled down MINE. I decided it was time to make a batch again.

Because of how tasty these little balls can be made, they are a great way of cramming in all sorts of awesome nutitious ingredients for the ultimate hit of energy!  The base for my Don’t-Tell-The-Kids-They-Are-Nutritious energy balls? Kraft all-natural peanut butter!

Kraft has produced a line of 100% natural peanut butter designed to fit into your healthy lifestyle. Taste should never be compromised for nutrition and Kraft agrees! Whether it’s a part of a larger recipe or just an everyday snack, Kraft Naturals are a valuable addition to any part of your day

Kraft 100% Natural Peanut Butter is made with simple ingredients! Smooth and Crunchy are made with 100% peanuts.  Sea salt and honey are made with peanuts + sea salt or honey!  They make a perfect base for this recipe!

“Don’t-Tell-The-Kids-They-Are-Nutritious” Energy Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup large rolled oats
  • ½ cup Kraft Sea Salt Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut (either to add into the balls or to roll the balls in at the end)

Method:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl until fully blended.
  2. Place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the mix from the fridge and roll into balls.  (You can make them any size you wish!)
  4. Roll the balls in the shredded coconut, if desired.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

The great thing about these energy balls is that you can freeze them! Pull them out the day of a summertime picnic and they will be ready to eat by the time the kids need some refueling.

Tips for enjoying Kraft all-natural peanut butters…

o Keep your jar upside down so the oil stays mixed for best results

o Stir before using

o Don’t forget to refrigerate after opening

Feel good about the snacks you give the kids! :)

Kraft Peanut Butter

http://www.kraftcanada.com/brands/kraft-peanut-butter/kraft-all-natural-peanut-butter

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Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Jen

    May 15, 2017 #1 Author

    Yum!! We LOVE energy balls!

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  • AngelaV

    May 15, 2017 #2 Author

    These look delish

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  • Natalie

    May 17, 2017 #3 Author

    I love that Kraft has Natural now! I will have to get that once I finish my current kraft! PB and apples is my go to post workout snack!

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  • Katie Lawrence

    May 17, 2017 #4 Author

    These actually look really good… Aaaand peanut butter is going on my shopping list ????

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  • Kristina

    May 17, 2017 #5 Author

    Yum! Will make these tomorrow!

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  • Lynda Cook

    May 21, 2017 #6 Author

    These sound great and a whole lot better then the store bought version!!

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