No Bake Energy Bites

I want to share this wonderful recipe I found, added to, tweaked, and perfected until I finally came to this end result. I’m not exactly sure on the calorie and nutritional content after all of these changes, but the ingredients themselves are what makes it such a great snack.

There are many various recipes for this same bite sized snack, so I encourage you to also make it your own! Take out what you don’t like, add in some of your favorite ingredients. Also substitute what works for your family! I’ve added a few suggestions for how to tweak it your way.

These take about 15-20 minutes to make, with an additional 30 minutes in the refrigerator to chill.
So here it is…

No Bake Energy Bites – with a twist!

Makes about 30 1-inch bites.


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dry oatmeal (we use old-fashioned oatmeal)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (try sunflower butter, other nut butters)
  • 1/4 cup Nutella – had to add this in, one of my favorites!
  • 1/2 ground flax seeds (flax seed meal)
  • 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips (try dark chocolate, organic, vegan; or peanut butter, butterscotch chips)
  • 1/4 cup agave (honey works great as well!)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (adds more texture, but not for everyone)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fruit bites, coconut flakes (optional, I personally don’t like the texture but this adds nutritional value)

 

Directions:
  1. Grab a medium bowl and stir all ingredients together until well mixed.
  2. Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  4. Store in air tight container, place parchment paper between layers if needed.
  5. ENJOY!

These keep for about a week in a cool, dry place.

Let me know how yours turn out and what you added! I find these extremely easy for an on-the-go snack.

 



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2 Comments

  1. I love a recipe similar to this! They are so easy to make and really tasty. I am going to have to try yours. I know my husband will love the nutella in them : )
    Thanks for sharing!

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