Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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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Bake With Bizzy

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16 comments:

  1. I've got to try these! I don't eat chocolate, so I'm thinking about subbing dried cranberries instead. Yum!

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  2. Cranberries would be great in these!! :)

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  3. These look so yummm.....we don't eat peanut butter, so I am thinking almond butter could be a sub here. Thanks so much, such an easy yet wonderful idea for a treat.

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  4. Oh my gosh, AMEE! I need these in my life. They sound like they would have a similar taste to those Cliff Bars. Gotta try them, yum :)

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  5. Oh you tease! These little nuggets look sooooo tasty...gonna have to make them soon.

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  6. Printing right now!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

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  7. Love the chocolate dipped version! :) Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters

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  8. Just made them... They are awesome! Thanks!

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  9. You're welcome! So glad that you loved them!! :)

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  10. 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! :-)

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  11. Need to try these, they look de~lish!!!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  12. You're welcome TiffanyJane and Cranberry Morning! Thank you for taking the time to comment! :)

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  13. 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!

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  14. Kasey, that is great! I'm so glad you love them!!

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  15. 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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    1. you could try pureed dates or soy nut butter (or another nut free pb substitute)

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