No-Bake Energy Bites
It's an oldie but a goodie here. These little balls are freakin' awesome and just like a certain potato chip, you cannot eat just one.
But for what it's worth, these can actually be called a healthy snack...YAY! So go ahead and eat another one (or two) I won't tell. The ingredient list is short and pretty good for you especially if you plan on using quality ingredients. You can even substitute out the chocolate chips for something healthier but hey, isn't chocolate good for you in moderation? Yup, I'm pretty sure it is...score! So go ahead and make some of these and then share the love...shouldn't everyone be so lucky as to know about such a darn good and healthy little treat!"I've been making a similar recipe for years to increase my good cholesterol & my family loves it! I put peanut butter in microwave to make it liquid. That way it's so much easier to mix. Here's what I normally put in: Peanut Butter (for protein), honey, oats (lowers bad Cholesterol), flaxmeal (omega 3's), cocoa, & handful of dried fruit & nuts (chopped trail mix, dates for fiber, or unsalted sunflower seeds, etc). Excellent meal replacement bar/balls. I made both bars and balls from them. So healthy! " - live4god
Yield: 20 Servings Ready in 45 minutes
favorite of 402 people 478 people want to try
No-Bake Energy Bites Preparation
Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
*PS. Soybutter, almond butter, cashew butter, sun butter, etc all works in place of peanut butter. You can use creamed or liquid honey, or agave nectar or even maltitol syrup in place of the honey. If you do not like or cannot eat coconut try some type of crushed cereal, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, granola, cocoa powder...the possibilities are really endless. If you cannot find ground flaxseed you can buy it whole and grind it yourself in a coffee grinder or magic bullet or you can substitute any other dry ingredient in it's place. Yes, the mini chocolate chips can be regular sized or carob or you can use raisins, cranberries, goji berries, or crushed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, whatev) of some kind.
Alright, let's start with that gooey peanut butter, honey and some oatmeal and pour them into your mixing bowl. Then add in a cup of coconut flakes, sweetened or unsweetened...your call. Then you can add in your mix-ins. I like to keep these somewhat healthy so I add mini-vegan chocolate chips and ground flaxseed. But you could also add in some chopped nuts, dates, raisins and even switch out the flaxseed to wheat bran or something similar or even cocoa powder. I love this recipe because it is pretty customizable to what you have in your pantry. Then add in a teaspoon (or two) of vanilla! Mix it all up and let it chill in your refrigerator for about a half hour. Then roll into balls and enjoy your little bites of heaven...or energy...depending on what you put in them!
Ugh, these are so addictive...do I dare call them energy crack cause they are really that good. These last about 2 hours at our house.
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