ST. LOUIS —

No Bake Energy Bites

Dry Ingredients
1 cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cup toasted coconut*
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup chocolate chips

* I buy sweetened coconut flakes and toast them in the oven prior to making the energy bites. I know, I know, that’s baking in a no bake recipe. :)

Wet Ingredients
1/2 cup peanut butter**
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Mix all of your dry ingredients together in one bowl.

In a separate bowl mix together your wet ingredients.

Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients and mix mix mix mix. Sometimes I use my hands to mix it all, which the boys think is hilarious and they love to help!

Once everything is combined, scoop out your bites! I love using this scoop (medium size) so all of them are uniform in size.

Store in the fridge.

 Recipe notes:

Sometimes after mixing I put the whole bowl in the fridge to chill before making the balls. This helps them stick together a little more, but you can totally skip this step

You could use any kind of nut butter you want! Experiment and see what your family likes best!
Agave can also be used instead of honey.
Try other add-ins like chia seeds, dried cranberries, mini M&Ms!

 For more recipes, check out Liz’s blog “Ellie and Addie” at ellieandaddie.com.