Energy Bites

Easy – 10 minutes – Gluten Free

Here is a snack that passes as healthy and tastes good enough that it could replace your dessert!

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These Energy Bites are quick and easy – and they require no cooking or baking. They’re so addictive and they really  do taste like a treat. They make for a great snack and I love that they contain protein and fiber so they curb those afternoon munchies (you know around 4:00 when it’s like – is it dinner time yet?).

Yield: About 20

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (raw)
  • 2/3 cup toasted, sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup ground golden flaxseed (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 6 Tbsp chocolate chips (next time I’ll use minis)

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir until evenly coated.
  • Transfer mixture to refrigerator or freezer and chill until set
  • Remove from refrigerator and shape into 1-inch balls.
  • Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.