No Bake Energy Bites….no refined sugar and so simple!

These little bites are reminiscent of the sinfully delicious “no bake” cookies that I adored as a child.  These energy balls are delicious and much healthier than those super sugary and calorie laden no bakes!  They have protein, high fiber ingredients and no refined sugar.  Not to mention, you can make them vegan by using vegan chocolate chips!  This makes a great, nutritious breakfast or snack for kids.  A healthy treat that they’ll enjoy.  My mom clipped this recipe out of her local paper for me.  I made a few changes from the original, but it’s a keeper for sure!  


No Bake Energy Bites



Ingredients:
1 cup dry, whole oatmeal (old fashioned oats)
1 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup chocolate chips (can use vegan cc)
1/2 cup peanut butter (natural and organic)
1/2 cup ground golden flaxseed
1/3 cup light amber organic agave nectar (can sub honey here)
1 tsp good quality vanilla extract
dash sea salt


Directions:
Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl.  Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes then roll into balls about an inch in diameter.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.  Makes about 20-25 balls.  


Feeling more indulgent??  Dip them in dark chocolate……..



Everything is better with chocolate, right?!!  I love the antioxidant excuse, too.   :)


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Comments

  1. says

    These look great! I was thinking of making them for the little grandsons when they’re visiting, but then again, I’m not sure they need *more* energy! But I may need more energy, so thanks for the recipe! :-)

  2. says

    These have become my go-to snack to make for the week, but I have recently been making them for people’s birthdays who like healthier food but a little bit of sweetness!

  3. Anonymous says

    Amee is there something else I can use besides peanut butter? This would be for a school project with allergies to nuts what is your suggestion…… Thank you.

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