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Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These energy bite type of recipes seem to be all the rage these days, and for good reason; they are delicious, pretty good for you and so easy to make!

I first came across energy bites on Lovely Does It a few weeks ago and now I’m seeing them everywhere (like when you think there are no cars out there like yours and right after you buy one you see them everywhere you go). My recipe is a combination of a few different ones, and I’ve added a few of my own ingredients in as well but it’s most similar to this one (unfortunately I can’t find the original source, if anyone happens to find it please let me know).

I love that these energy bites are so easy to grab out of the fridge before or after a workout or for a mid-morning snack. I have a feeling I’ll be making these a lot in the future.

The “recipe” is really a guideline, feel free to add or subtract things to your liking. Other great additives would be peanuts, almonds, dried fruits (raisin, cranberries, etc), shredded coconut, and so much more. Once fall comes around and I am teaching again I also plan on making a nut free version since the school I sub teach in most often is nut free.

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut chips
  • 1/3 cup flax seed
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/8 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Blend coconut chips in food processor or blender (optional but I personally don’t like them in huge chunks).

  2. Mix the oats, coconut chips, flax seed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and chia seeds in a bowl.

  3. Add peanut butter, honey, vanilla and mix well.

  4. Let them sit in the fridge for half an hour.

  5. Using an ice cream scoop or your hands make them into small balls.

  6. Store in the refrigerator in an air tight container.

Have you made a similar recipe before?
What is your favorite ingredient to add in?

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