These Hemp Seed Energy Balls are a healthy, gluten free snack featuring hemp seeds & sweetened with local honey. Swap in maple syrup to make this recipe vegan!
One of my favourite sources of energy is hemp seeds. They are not only super nutritious by being packed with protein and healthy fats; they also taste good with a slightly nutty flavour and great texture. I like to add them to smoothies, sprinkle them on my cereal and now I’ve made them into these amazing tasting hemp seed energy balls.
HEMP SEED ENERGY BALLS
In my opinion, one can never have too many energy ball recipes in their repertoire so, balls it is! This one in particular is an absolute keeper.
HOW TO MAKE HEMP SEED ENERGY BALLS
Nothing beats an easy measure and stir recipe. No baking involved, just roll these babies out and pop them in the freezer to set.
What you’ll need to make this recipe:
*Dark Chocolate Chips
*Peanut Butter (I use natural peanut butter that is nice and drippy)
*Honey (Maple syrup works if you want to keep this vegan)
Avoiding gluten? No problem! Look for certified gluten free oats and you’re in business. Vegan? Swap out the honey for maple syrup and you’re good to go.
To amp up the fibre I added some ground flax. Pairing it with the protein packed goodness of the hemp seeds makes for a guilt free, delicious treat for the whole family.
I’ve made a ton of ball recipes in my day and it has to be said that this one is the tops. Truly. There is something wonderfully decadent about the combination of these ingredients. Although these chocolate chia seed balls are pretty yummy too. 😉
*Originally posted May 23, 2014. Updated January 9, 2019*
- 1 cup quick oats certified gluten free if required
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey if vegan, use maple syrup
- ¼ cup raw hemp seeds
- ¼ cup Ultimate Daily Cleanse or ground flax
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of sea salt
- Stir all ingredients together well
- Roll into golf ball sized balls, wetting hands a bit to get a smooth texture
- Pop into the freezer for 10-20 minutes to set and store them in a sealed container in the fridge