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.
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!