4.24.2012

No Bake Energy Bites




These little balls are one of those things that once you make them, you can't believe you went so long before without them.
That good.

If you have ten minutes, then you can throw these together and you're set for the week with a healthy breakfast option, a refueling option after a workout, or an afternoon snack. Simply perfect if you ask me!

Make these now and become obsessed with them like I am. :)
Did I mention they taste like cookies somewhat?

No Bake Energy Bites:
adapted from Gimme Some Oven



Ingredients:
-1 cup old fashioned oats (dry)
-3/4 to 1 cup toasted coconut flakes
-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-1/2 cup ground flaxseed
-1/3 cup honey
-1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like (mine being around 1".)
Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Makes about 20-25 balls.



....and the best part?
You can substitute the chocolate chips for dried fruits or nuts. You can also use nut butter in place of the peanut butter. So many fun, easy options!

We've been snacking on these in our house ever since I made them late last week and they're almost gone. Crowd pleaser right here I'm tellin ya.
It's your turn now...get to making these and let me know how much you love them your thoughts after!



I also have a new favorite snack that you need to know about.
Have you heard of Popcorn Indiana? They created the first popcorn chip, called Chip ins, and I'm 100% smitten. They are all natural, whole grain, ZERO trans fat, and Gluten Free. Along with having no artificial flavors or preservatives. Chip ins are hot air popped which means they aren't baked or fried. They have approx. 130 calories per 18 popcorn chips. Have I sold you yet?!



They come in 4 different flavors: white cheddar, buffalo wing, sea salt, and jalapeno ranch. The flavor that first got me hooked was the sea salt and it was pretty evident because I ate the entire bag in one sitting. 

Now that I've made you starving this morning...
hop on over to your local store and pick up a bag of these.
{you can find Chip ins at: Costco, Whole Foods, Walmart, or Walgreen retailers} 



17 comments :

  1. So I've bought Energy Bites before at Costco but these sound better and cost way less :) Will def be giving them a try!

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  2. Yumm!! I'll have to try these, I do a variation that is PB, oats, honey, and raisins! To die for!

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  3. Cannot wait to try these! Kendol will love.

    And can't wait to get reading on Amy's blog :)

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  4. whoa these look fantastic!!! DEF going to make these for SURE katie!!!

    and um yeah chip-ins...so deliciously amazing!!

    you need to try Popcorn Indiana if you haven't already!! VERY good for you!! and delicious flavors like bacon ranch!? hmm well actually since you are a vegitarian but i doubt it has real bacon in it? but idk? haha now i sound dumb. ANYWAY its amazing and so is their kettle korn flavor!!

    going to check out amys blog right now! what a cutie seriously!

    xoxoxo

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  5. I love those energy bites! I made mine with craisins and white chocolate chips....amazing

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  6. I saw you post those popcorn chips yesterday and I was wondering how to get my hands on some! I'll have to go looking for it now cause they sound delish!!! And those energy bites look pretty good too! Do they hold you so you aren't so hungry? I'm doing my 'bikini bootcamp' and I'm trying to find good foods to eat so I don't starve haha

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  7. Yumm those energy bites look great!! Must try soon!

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  8. Both of those look so yummy! I will definitely be making them soon! & So fun meeting new bloggers! :)

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  9. I can't wait to make the energy bites!

    Thanks for the intro to so many great things (and people!) in this post. :)

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  10. Love those no bake energy bites! And I just looove miss Amy :) She's my one "in real life" blog friend! :) And I actually knew her hubby in high school :) Glad to see her over here!

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  11. No bake cookies are my absolute favorite so I'm positive I would love these protein balls - so yummy!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  12. These no-bakes look delicious! I will have to give them a try!

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  13. L-O-V-E the post and can't wait to try those no-bake energy bites! Thanks so much for having me over at your blog today!!!
    xoxo - Amy

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  14. another runner?! i need to check out this blog!! and i've seen these bites all over instagram! dying to try them!!

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  15. those energy bites---yumm!!
    Do you think it'd be OK to leave the coconut out I really want to try these!

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  16. Finally made these last night...I added half a scoop of vanilla protein powder! My co-worker and I approve! She asked for the recipe, too ;)

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