Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Energy Bites

I saved this recipe on my phone back in February and only just got around to making them earlier this week.  Not sure why it took me so long to do it but it was definitely worth the wait. They are very tasty and the cocoa makes you content after only having 1 or 2 so it's the perfect small sweet treat when you are trying to limit the amount of sugar you are having (which is really hard to do by the way).    The only thing I would do differently is add a bit more honey as it was a little crumbly.  I took the recipe from Gimme Some Oven (link below) and she is one of my favourite food bloggers and she has a plethora of other energy ball recipes but most are too fancy for my picky palet. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites

SourceGimme Some Oven

1 cup dry oatmeal
⅔ cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup ground flax
⅓ cup honey or agave nectar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Cover and chill in the fridge for at least a half an hour, to make the mix easier to handle and mold.
  2. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like.  Store in an air tight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.**
** I like to freeze mine in little bags with 3 in them to eat through out the day when I need them.  So they are a sometimes treat not an every day treat

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