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No-Bake Energy Bites

Posted by on May. 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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http://gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites//

No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Method:

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like.  (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.)  Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Makes about 20-25 balls.

Ali’s Tip:

Substitution ideas can abound for just about any of these ingredients!  Feel free to substitute in your favorite nut butter (almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.) for the peanut butter.  And you could also add in some wheat germ in place of some or all of the flaxseed.  I would caution, though, against substituting agave nectar for the honey, as the honey’s thickness helps hold things together.

Some other fun substitutions for the chocolate chips (or an addition to them) could include:

  • chopped dried fruit (apricots, dates, raisins, etc.)
  • dried berries (cranberries, cherries, etc.)
  • chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, or sunflower seeds
  • other chips (butterscotch, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, M&Ms, etc.)
  • other grains (different kinds of oatmeal, rice cereal, etc.)
Update: Many of you have asked about substitutions for other ingredients.  The joy of these bites being “no bakes” is that this recipe is super flexible.  If you end up needing to omit one of the dry ingredients (such as coconut or flax), just add in some extra of whatever other dry ingredient is remaining (for example, the oats).  If you feel like your energy bites are too dry, add in extra honey or peanut butter.  It’s also not required that you refrigerate these, but I find it helps them stick together much better.  And for some reason, I love things like this a little bit chilled.  Enjoy!!
by on May. 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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delanna6two
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Sounds good....maybe good for afterschool too.

Dabberdoo
by Gold Member on May. 22, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Those look super good.
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imadekyle
by Gold Member on May. 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM
I saw these on dr oz a few weeks back, and have wanted to try them ever since. They look great!
OliviasMommy611
by Brittney on May. 22, 2012 at 6:39 AM
I'll be making these. :-)
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cherylw993
by Cheryl on May. 22, 2012 at 7:22 AM

I made something like a few years ago, they were very good.

amyjane22
by Amy on May. 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Those look good!
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MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 22, 2012 at 11:08 AM

My mom makes something similar

aidansmommy219
by Platinum Member on May. 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

 I don't watch that show...I saw these on pinterest and the name caught my eye because I need energy and don't have time to bake lately lol.

Quoting imadekyle:

I saw these on dr oz a few weeks back, and have wanted to try them ever since. They look great!

 

snuggiewoogie
by on May. 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM

 I have made something similiar to these! Yum....

VanBurren
by Beth on May. 22, 2012 at 9:43 PM

 Those look incredible!  Sound super simple, too.

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