No-Bake Energy Bites

Hanger happens to the best of us sometimes, we get so hungry we snap at our loved ones and generally make really poor decisions before melting into a puddle of emotions and finally succumbing to eating 6 hamburgers and an entire cheesecake.
But hanger but can be warded off and better decision can be made by having a hearty snack on hand.
There are plenty of recipes floating about for how to make a great energy bites (or balls), but I am sorta lazy, so I found a great one that doesn’t require a food processor or any baking.
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Welcome to Peanut Butter Energy Bites.
A super simple (and super delicious) recipe!

Mix together well:
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup dark , dairy-free chocolate chips (or flakes)
1/2 cup chia seed
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
1/3 cup raw honey

Form into balls. This recipe makes 12.

Put into fridge until ready to eat (well wrapped and they’ll keep in fridge for 2 weeks, freezer for 1 month)

Alternatives and substitutions

Vegan: use coconut or agave nectar instead of honey

Peanut allergy: Use a tree nut butter instead of peanut butter

Canadian: Use Maple Syrup instead of the honey

Poor: Use rolled oats in place of the chia (or an oat/chia combo)

Keep in mind these are not supposed to be eaten all at once as a snack.

But that can be hard to avoid as they are delicious! (even my toddler agrees).

Enjoy your hangry-free energy!

energy-balls

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3 Responses to No-Bake Energy Bites

  1. Sadness in Sapperton says:

    But coconut, Lynn. Coconut.

  2. Mary says:

    I don’t know whether it was a typo or a clever mashup, but “hanger” is a great word for anger that comes from being hungry! xoxo M

  3. Lynn Bee says:

    Sapperton, can you not coconut? That is truly sadness!
    Try a combo of dried blueberries and flax seed in place of the coco.

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