Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tiny balls of goodness.

I remember seeing No Bake Energy Bites on Pinterest a while back, but it was one of those recipes that I pinned and then forgot about. A few weeks ago my mom found and made the same recipe and sent us home with a batch. I knew I had to go back and find that pin immediately, because they were the tastiest treat I'd had in a long time.

I've developed this theory that food is always better when you make it yourself. I do my best to make most meals from scratch, and I feel good knowing where all of the ingredients come from. That's what I love about these bite size snacks. They might not be the healthiest thing you could possibly eat, but they're packed with protein and fiber and can satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.

I can't decide whether I like them better in the morning with my coffee or at night with a glass of red wine.

They're delicious all day long.



Combine:

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

Refrigerate ingredients for half an hour, then roll into the desired size (mine are usually about the size of a ping pong ball). Refrigerate in an airtight container. Try not to eat the whole batch!


If you're looking at the list of ingredients and thinking "Who the heck has ground flaxseed laying around?" then get yourself to Costco! They sell a huge bag for less than $5. I got most of the other ingredients there as well so I can make this recipe over and over again.

I'm a little hungry after writing this post, so excuse me as I go grab another one of these bad boys out of the fridge. Thanks to Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots for this awesome recipe!

3 comments:

Michelle (michabella) said...

I think Im going to have to try these. I made something similar like this from something I saw on Pinterest but they turned out sooo dry!

Liz Brown said...

Heyyy ... my sister recommended these, but I haven't tried them yet. They look and sound GOOD! And sort of healthy ... like you said, when you know all the ingredients and made it yourself, it 'feels' way better.

Lindsey said...

Yummo!