Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls
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Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

Published on Friday, September 15, 2023
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Jessie Hulsey

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IBS
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Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls: A Delicious & Digestion-Friendly Snack

Energy balls, these bite-sized wonders, have earned their reputation as the ideal snack for those who value both taste and nutrition. 

Combining convenience with a burst of flavors, energy balls pack a punch to keep you fueled throughout the day. Whether you're hustling at work, squeezing in a workout, or simply craving a satisfying nibble, energy balls offer a balanced blend of macronutrients and an array of customizable ingredients that cater to various dietary preferences.

Ingredient Choices for a Low FODMAP Diet

Navigating a Low FODMAP diet can be a challenge, but the right ingredient choices make it manageable and enjoyable. Each component has been thoughtfully selected in these Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls to align with the dietary requirements. From opting for gluten-free rolled oats for a gentle fiber source to using Low FODMAP peanut butter for creaminess and a dash of dark chocolate chips for indulgence, every element creates a snack that's easy on the stomach.

Customization and Variations

One of the beauties of energy balls is their adaptability to individual tastes and preferences. Don't hesitate to get creative with your energy ball concoctions! Consider incorporating Low FODMAP chopped nuts like macadamia or pecans for added crunch or introducing dried fruits such as banana chips or shredded coconut for a burst of natural sweetness. By experimenting with different combinations, you can find the perfect balance of flavors and textures that suit your unique palate.

Check out these flavor combinations:

  • Tropical Delight: Add unsweetened shredded coconut and chopped macadamia for a tropical twist. Roll in coconut for extra texture.
  • Zesty Orange Infusion: Mix in orange zest and finely chopped macadamia nuts for a citrusy kick. Roll in orange zest and ground macadamia nuts.
  • Raspberry Cocoa Sensation: Fold in freeze-dried raspberry powder and dark cocoa powder for a fruity twist. Dust with raspberry powder before serving.

Tips for Successful Preparation

Creating Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls is a straightforward process, but a few tips can ensure your preparation is seamless. When mixing the ingredients, keep in mind that the texture should be slightly sticky and cohesive for easy rolling. Adjust the amount of pure maple syrup to achieve the desired consistency if needed. Chilling the mixture before shaping the balls makes it more manageable and enhances the flavors as they meld together. And remember, don't rush the process – taking your time yields the best results.

Storing and Enjoying

Once you've crafted your Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls, the next step is to savor them or share them with friends. Store the energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain their freshness. These portable bites are perfect for an on-the-go snack, a quick pick-me-up between meals, or a post-workout refuel. Embrace the flexibility of enjoying them whenever you need a boost, knowing each bite aligns with your dietary goals and contributes to your overall well-being!

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Low FODMAP Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Balls

Packed with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, peanut butter, and chia seeds, these bites offer a delightful blend of flavors and textures. Whether you're seeking a post-workout treat or a convenient on-the-go snack, these energy balls are a satisfying choice that will keep you energized throughout the day!

Servings: 18

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  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine the rolled oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and optional salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Drizzle in the maple syrup and start mixing the ingredients together. The mixture should come together and become slightly sticky. If it's too dry, add a bit more maple syrup until the desired consistency is reached.
  3. Once the mixture is well combined, cover the bowl and refrigerate for about 15-30 minutes. This will make it easier to handle and shape the energy bites.
  4. After chilling, roll small portions of the mixture between your hands to form bite-sized balls. You should be able to make 18 balls.
  5. Place the formed energy bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  6. Once all the mixture is shaped into energy bites, you can choose to refrigerate them for an additional 30 minutes to firm up, or you can enjoy them immediately.
  7. Store the energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They can be enjoyed as a quick snack or a pre-workout boost.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 25.7mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 10.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 7%
Sugars 4.7g
Protein 2.9g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Notes

Feel free to customize these energy bites by adding other mix-ins like chopped nuts, dried fruits, or seeds.


Adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less maple syrup according to your taste.