No-Bake Energy Bites

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My daughter loves cookie dough.  We’ve tried a couple of cookie dough recipes that require no baking but this one is by far my favourite!

A friend, Haley, told me about this recipe last week, and even shared her creation 🙂 Haley did leave out the coconut which the recipe doesn’t state as optional, however, in my opinion it is.  The bites I tasted were made with natural peanut butter, flax-seed and honey — OMG!! They were so yummy!

The recipe comes from gimme some OVEN, a great website that I hope you’ll take a moment to visit.  If you click on the image above you’ll be able to visit their webpage, read the original recipe and article.  The great thing about this recipe is that it’s very flexible so you can leave out or substitute ingredients and adjust quantities for a smaller batch.

Prep Time: 10 minutes; Yield: 20-25 balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal
  • 2/3 cups toasted coconut flakes (optional in my opinion)
  • 1/2 peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax-seed or wheatgerm
  • 1/2 chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Let chill in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls (approx. 1″ dia.)  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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