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.
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)
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.