Backcountry food

No-Bake Chocolate Energy Balls

This recipe comes courtesy of Carmen Scott.

¾ cup rolled oats
½ cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
¼ cup maple syrup
1/3 cup cocoa powder
¼ cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.
Roll into 2 inch balls, and then roll to coat the ball in shredded coconut.
Best to freeze or refrigerate until ready to eat.

A little about Carmen:  We met Carmen at the Sea to Sky Gondola HikeFest event. Carmen Scott is a holistic nutritionist based in beautiful Squamish, BC.  She loves to take the principles of whole food eating and experiment with it everywhere, from her kitchen to her camp stove in the backcountry.  Carmen’s goal is to empower people  to make their own informed decisions and take their health into their own hands.