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Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Updated: Mar 25, 2019



Energy bites are all the rage right now, and for good reason. These bite-size snacks can offer a quick boost of sustained energy, along with some fiber and nutrients. They are also a perfect pick-me-up in between meals. Pair with string cheese or a piece of fruit for a well-balanced option. We love having them a sweet treat after dinner, too.




Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds

  • 2 1/4 Cups Quick Oats

  • ¼ Cup Whole Milled Flaxseed

  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil

  • 3/4 cup Peanut butter (may sub any nut or seed butter of choice)

  • ¼ Cup Honey

  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

  • Pinch of Salt

  • Optional: 1/3 cup, mini dark chocolate chips (60% cacao or higher)

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine oats, flaxseed, coconut flakes, and 1 Tbsp of Chia seeds. Set aside.

  • In a small saucepan over low heat combine coconut oil, peanut butter, honey, vanilla and salt. Stir until just melted then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

  • Add cooled peanut butter mixture and chia gel to oat mixture and stir with wooden spoon, in a mixer or with hands. If mixture doesn’t come together add 1 tbsp. of water at a time until it starts sticking together. You shouldn’t need more than 1-2 Tbsp. of water.

  • Mix in chocolate chips.

  • Oil hands with coconut oil and roll dough firmly into small round bites.

  • Store in covered container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Enjoy!

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