Tuesday, November 22, 2011

No Bake Energy Bites

With the kids home from school for a week on vacation, I'm trying to find filling and easy snacks for them. It's a bonus when the kids can make them on their own.

I found this recipe for No Bake Energy Bites on pinterest and I thought it would certainly fill a snacky void for a stormy afternoon.

This was assembled by Danger Girl and Little B. They didn't ask me for any help.

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 and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Super easy right?

The only complaint the kids had was that these were actually too sweet! If we make these again, I'd definitely use less than 1/3 C honey. Honestly, I have to wonder if we really need the honey at all. We may try this again later in the week without the honey to see how it holds together.

Definitely a keeper recipe and something to do on the quick for school lunches.

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  1. Wow those look awesome!! I am going to have to try and make that recipe.

  2. These look delicious. And healthy.
    Thanks for linking up with Flashback Friday.

  3. Oh how I love easy. These look yummers and easy to boot! I will have to give them a try. Do you get the energy from the flax seed I wonder? Thanks for linking up with FBF.

  4. Did you ever try them without the honey? How did they turn out?

  5. Did you ever try them without the honey? How did they turn out?


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