No Bake Energy Bites

May 4, 2020
Author: Ann Taylor

Two of my favorite ingredients are peanut butter and chocolate. Actually, my whole family enjoys them so I pretty much keep a constant supply of both in the house at all times.  Our favorite on-the-go snacks are protein energy bites. (And, as it turns out they are also our favorite quarantine snacks as well).

I experiment a lot and always try slightly different versions, but my current go-to recipe is the one on the back of the Trader Joe’s flaxseed package. I made one little modification and used half flaxseed and half chia seed for todays batch (see original recipe and my version, below).

Since finding quiet time is a bit challenging during quarantine, I like to sneak outside early in the morning with a nice cup of hot tea and enjoy a couple bites before the family wakes up! Hope you enjoy these too. Let us know if you have a favorite recipe!

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No Bake Energy Bites

1 cup oats

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Form into 1” balls using hands. Arrange bites & freeze until set, about 1 hour. Store in refrigerator & enjoy!

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