Recently, I discovered this recipe on Pinterest. I’m always up for a healthy, no-bake dessert recipe. Especially ones that take just a couple of minutes to throw together. I’ve featured a couple of similar recipes on my blog before (healthy chocolate oat bites and energy bars).
These no-bake energy bites from Gimme Some Oven taste somewhat between chewy chocolate chip granola bars and oatmeal-chocolate chip cookie dough. They totally pass for dessert in my book, but are so much more healthy than cookies, brownies, or cake. They’re great for an on-the-go snack or even for breakfast with some yogurt and fresh fruit. Give them a try and I’m sure you’ll be convinced.
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No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe
Yield: About 24 energy bites
Add in chopped nuts or dried fruit if desired.
Toasting the dry oatmeal and coconut really enhances the flavor of these treats.
1 cup dry oatmeal, toasted
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. You may want to heat the peanut butter in the microwave a bit before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Remove and roll into bite-sized balls. These should be refrigerated in an air-tight container.