No Bake Energy Bites

These are easy to make & a crowd pleaser!  My friend Liz gave me this recipe and it is a go to staple for my house, especially during football and baseball season.  Kids and grown-ups gobble these up!  Honestly it will take you 15 minutes tops to make these.  They keep in the fridge for 10 days…if they last that long!

 

1 Cup Toasted Old Fashioned Oats (toast in oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees)

1/2 Cup Peanut butter (or any other nut butter, my favorite is Almond Butter)

1/3 C Honey

1 Cup Toasted Coconut Flakes (you can use sweetened or unsweetened, I prefer unsweetened; toast in oven for 5 minutes at 375)

1/2 Cup ground Flaxseed or Chia Seed (I like to do 1/4 C of each)

1/2 C mini chocolate chips

1 tsp Vanilla

While your Oats & Coconut are toasting, mix the peanut butter and honey in a large bowl.  Sometimes I warm it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so to make it easier to mix.  Add the oatmeal & coconut flakes. Then stir in all the other ingredients and any other add-ins you want.  Roll into balls (I like to use my Pampered Chef small scoop, it makes the perfect size) & refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Add-in options:  nuts, dates, raisins, wheat germ or cocoa powder.

Let me know what you think!  I would also love to see what add-ins you use and what are your family’s favorite!