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Crunchy Chocolate Mint Power Balls

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Try these power balls for a delicious and healthy snack! They taste like a cookie with a bit of a crunch and will leave you feeling satisfied.

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Crunchy Chocolate Mint Power Balls

  • Servings: 18–20 balls
  • Time: 20 minutes active
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (90 g) oats (quick or rolled)
  • 1/3 cup (53 g) chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup (22 g) cocoa or cacao powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) almond butter
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) honey
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3/4 cup (139 g) cooked quinoa

Instructions:

  1. Combine oats, chia seeds, cocoa or cacao powder, and sea salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine almond butter, honey, and peppermint essential oil. Mix well, and then add cooked quinoa. Stir until well combined.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, and mix well. You may need to use your hands.
  4. Roll mixture into 1 1/2″ (4 cm) balls.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Note: To cook quinoa, place 1/4 cup (43 g) quinoa and 1/2 cup (120 ml) water in a small pot, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, and continue cooking for 5 more minutes or until the quinoa has absorbed all the water. You can also cook the quinoa in a rice cooker as you would cook regular white rice.

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