Hey Friends! <><
I was on a mission last night to find something to satisfy that crazing craving that happens monthly. (sorry tmi)
I have been pinteresting the internet for something I could make that would be a nice little treat for after meals or that afternoon when my sweet tooth just attacks. I have seen several different recipes for these balls around the internet and finally decided to try it. I did do some tweaking to about a million so here is what I came up with.
Chocolate Chip Energy Bites (Makes approx. 10)
• 1/2 cup rolled oats
• 1/4 cup almond butter
• 1/4 cup honey (I used just under a 1/4)
• 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
• 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
• 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
• 1 tsp almond extract (can also use vanilla)
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Chill for about 30-45 minutes in the refrigerator then roll into balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to about a week. You can easily double this recipe to make more. I was afraid to make so much in the event I ate them all I didn’t want that many! I just had 2 to try them out!
I have seen several different ones where you can substitute. I may try this eventually with dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips or half in half. Throw in some nuts of some sort. I think sunflower seed would go great in here. You can also use any nut butter. I’m going to try out peanut butter next time since I have a bunch to use up. ENJOY!
Do you have a go to snack that you make?!