I have found my favorite “Go-To” snack. These No-Bake Energy Bites are the perfect snack. They are easy to make, a healthy option and they have chocolate.
I have a sweet tooth and I have discovered if I don’t satisfy that sweet, I will snack on more things than if I had just eaten the sweet instead. These no-bake energy bites are the perfect sweet for me and I don’t feel guilty when I have 1 or 2.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2/3 cup coconut flakes(optional)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
- Cover and let chill in the refrigerator.
- Once chilled, roll into balls.
- Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
- Makes about 20-25 balls.
What I love about this recipe are all the options you have to substitute for other ingredients. Mr. DD said he did not care for the shredded coconut, so I left it out the next time I made them. You can add different flavors of baking chips or leave that out altogether. I am a pecan fan, so I made sure to include them in my recipe.
You can also substitute different nut butter if you have allergies. I am thinking my next batch I will try with almond butter. My local health store sells fresh ground almond butter and I think I am addicted to it. Some of you know that I am a HUGE peanut butter fan so I have been branching out and trying other options. I won’t give up my peanut butter, thank goodness I don’t have that allergy.
Let me know what substitutions you make and how you liked them. I love to hear your feedback.
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