Updated: Sep 29
It's time to get energized with this tasty no bake recipe, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites! An excellent pre or post workout snack or anytime a sweet tooth craving should hit. I remember making my first batch of energy balls as a kid, back when I was a campfire girl...they were great then and I'm still a fan today!
And because this is a "no bake" recipe you can invite the little chefs to come help you create for a fun tactile cooking experience, encouraging them to mix and mold the dough into little energy balls they can enjoy too!
1 C rolled oats
1/2 C nut butter of choice (or use a nut butter sub)
1/3 C honey
1/4 C ground flaxmeal
1/3 C mini chocolate chips (or carob chips)
Melt 1/2 C nut butter in a small bowl until easily stirred (approximately 30 seconds).
In a large mixing bowl combine oats, melted nut butter, honey, ground flax meal and mini chocolate chips - stir well.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
Scoop spoonful of batter to round into balls with your hands and place on the wax coated baking sheet.
Place baking sheet in the freezer for about 1 hour or until balls are nice and solid.
Remove and store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the fridge for up to one week.
Tip - try mixing up the flavor by adding chopped dates, dried cherries, dried apples, raisins, pumpkin puree, shredded coconut, crushed graham crackers, chia seeds, pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds to create your own unique energy ball recipe!
Eat and Enjoy!