I'm trying to keep healthier snack options in the house. Now that spring is almost upon us, I'll be taking out the clothes I packed away last fall....hoping they still fit me!
I found a recipe for "No Bake Energy Bites" and they looked like a good fit for a tasty, good for you snack. When making them again I think I will cut down on the amount of honey and maybe sub in some applesauce (no sugar added) because they are a bit too sweet for me. What I love about them is the endless amount of options when it comes to making these. You can really tailor it to what you like, and boost the protein, fiber and other goodness based on what you add.
Here's my version.
No Bake Energy Bites
You will need:
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 natural peanut butter (no sugar added)
- 1/3 cup natural honey (will reduce to 1/4 in the future)
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup chopped white and dark chocolate
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- handful of chopped craisins
- 1 tsp vanilla
I had chocolate discs that I roughly chopped, but you can also use mini chocolate chips (the higher the cocoa content the better).
Maybe my problem was just pouring the honey and not really measuring it:). I'll still reduce it, I'm a pretty good estimator.
Cover with wrap and let chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Once chilled, roll into 1 1/2" balls. Keep covered in fridge for up to a week.
I've been grabbing these out of the fridge for the past couple days and I'd say they do the trick. Just one of them curbs my hunger in between meals. They are best with a glass of milk:).