Saturday, May 23, 2015

Two-Step No Bake Energy Bites

As of recently, I've noticed that “make your own” granola bar recipes have been very popular. I never made them because I liked store-bought granola bars just fine so I figured why bother to make my own. But recently a co-worker’s wife made homemade No Bake Energy Bars and they were amazing!  They were much better than any granola bar I've ever gotten from the store, and they were significantly more filling.

So of course I had to have the recipe. And I made a batch the very next day.

The great thing about this recipe is that the ingredients listed here can be substituted. Instead of chocolate chips, you could substitute Craisins. Instead of peanut butter, you could substitute almond butter. Instead of ground flax seed, you could substitute chia seeds. You get the idea.

No Bake Energy Bites
Servings: Makes about 24 balls
Calories per serving: 103
  • 1 cup Quick Oats
  • 2/3 cups Toasted Coconut
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Ground Flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla

  1. Mix all ingredients in medium-sized bowl
  2. Refrigerate bowl for at least an hour before rolling into balls*

Keep balls refrigerated for up to one week.

*As a variation, you can also just press the mixture into a square pan, refrigerate, and cut into bars.

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