Friday, July 22, 2016

Day 5: Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites

When we know our mornings are going to be hectic (AKA every morning), we like to make these energy bites in advance to have on hand. These no-bake energy bites taste just like a cookie, although they are full of protein and naturally sweetened. There is only 15 minutes of prep time and no baking!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites

-1 cup (dry) oatmeal (gluten free oats can be used)
-2/3 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-1/2 cup ground flax seed
-1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
-1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-3 or 4 drops of Thieves Vitality oil

1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
2. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, to make the mix easier to handle and mold.
3. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.)
4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. Makes about 20-25 bites.

*If the mix seems to dry, add in an extra tablespoon or two of honey or peanut butter. If the mix seems too wet (which may happen if you use natural peanut butter), add extra oatmeal. Thanks to @amycaudill_essentials for this delicious recipe! 

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