No-bake Energy Bites

nobakeebites

YIELD: 2 TO 3 DOZEN  (DEPENDING ON THE SIZE)

NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

These delicious little no bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack!                                                                        

Good things about this recipe: contains veg protein, lots of fiber and good omega fats,                                                                    dairy and gluten free, can be nut and peanut free as well.

PREP TIME: 10 MINS

COOK TIME: 0 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 10 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter (or any nut or seed butter)
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate chips)
  • 1/3 cup honey R-Bees local honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or a seed blend with hemp, flax chia (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Flatten the mixture on to a sheet pan and chill for 30 min or more.  Once chilled, there are a couple of choices. Roll into small balls of whatever size you would like. Or cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.  
  2. Makes about 20-25 portions.

*Prep time listed does not include time for the mixture to chill.  To speed up the chilling, I recommend spreading the mixture out on a baking sheet, then covering it with plastic wrap and refrigerating.

**Recipe can easily be doubled and these bites freeze well.

Adapted from “Gimme Some Oven”

About the author ...

Kathy Shackleton, is a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Educator practicing in Dufferin County Ontario. She is passionate about using food as medicine and medicine as food. In her spare time Kathy enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, yoga and volunteering with local groups and events such as Savour Fair which raises funds for students of agriculture and creates community awareness for local, clean food.