But here we go. These are so easy & yummy!!!! As I told someone, my husband had the "pickiness" of a small child & he has ate the whole batch himself as of last night. I think I got 3 Energy Bites... but its ok because I've got all the makings for more.
I will say, I got this from a site called Smashed Peas & Carrots ... (dont want anyone thinking I'm this creative... I'm not)
No-Bake Energy Bites
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls & enjoy! Store in an airtight container & keep refrigerated for up to one week.
(They didnt last but 2 days... forget a week)
Oatmeal - I used regular oats - not the minute oats (dont know if that makes a difference)
Peanut butter - Yes Dawn, next time, we're using Almond Butter too. I LOVE Almond Butter
Honey - I actually used a little bit more to make it "stick" better
Coconut - I used sweetened (of course... why not)
Flaxseed - I actually used whole flaxseed & it worked just fine. I actually liked the extra-"nutty" crunch with it
Chocolate Chips - I used regular size milk chocolate ones
Vanilla - nothing to add, but since I had a comment on everything else, figured I write nothing valuable here :)
I actually like them cold out of the frig, but Ricky has been putting the Energy Bites in a bowl & warming them up in the microwave, eating them warm.
And I'm not sure exactly where the 'energy' comes from - the peanut butter? The sugar from the honey? But I did eat 2 before I ran yesterday & they were a nice little boost.
So go for it! Make some! Let me know if you do & how you like them.