Super Easy No-Bake Energy Bites

Before you stop reading you need to know that these; when at room temperature; are JUST like eating raw cookie dough. And since they don’t have any eggs in them it’s quite delicious without any risk so it’s a win for the kids and a win for the adults. Plus they remind me of the chocolate no-bake cookies that have numerous names; poodles, no-bakes and poop cookies; which is the name I grew up with.

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I came across this recipe online looking for a somewhat “healthy” snack for the fam. It was easy, quick and I finally got to use the ground flax seed I bought to put in a smoothie or two. By the way, I still haven’t made a smoothie with it but I found a really cool recipe I would like to share with you that does use it.

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I did find one problem with these, I had to double the recipe because they went too quickly. I have only ever stored them in the freezer. It also helps a little with keeping them around a little longer, out of sight out of mind. My daughter loves to put a few in a baggie and put them on her dash while on her way to work so the become raw dough consistency; my guys like them straight out of the freezer – nothing wrong with options.

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Single recipe – easily doubled
1 cup oats
½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup ground flax seed
½ cup peanut butter – crunchy would be cool – I don’t have it on hand
⅓ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Combine everything in bowl; form into balls; mine are about the size of a large marble. The dough is sticky so you can use nonstick spray; it’s not perfect but it helps. Arrange them on a cookie sheet and freeze till set an hour works out perfect.

 

 

recipe adapted from allrescipes.com – Heidi Heaton

 

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