No-Bake Energy Bites

I love to cook but baking is another story.  Hubby thinks that I am too creative and love to bend the rules and because of that the accuracy of baking becomes flawed. Ask me about the lace cookies that became flakes of oatmeal on a baking sheet. Oh dear.

So when a no-bake ‘snack’ comes along, I have to try it!  These little creations should be called ‘little balls of fun’.  They are healthy, quick and fun to make at any age.  Daughter began baking with me as soon as she could pour a cup and hold a spoon.

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Prep Time:  20 minutes (including 5-10 minutes in the freezer)            Yield: 36 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter, creamy
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Oats, old-fashioned, raw
  • 1/2 cup Golden Flax Seed meal, ground
  • 2/3 cup Coconut, sweetened (toasted, optional)
  • 6 Tbsp Chocolate Chips, semi-sweet

Directions:

Mix honey, peanut butter and vanilla in bowl until well mixed.  Add in oats, flax seed, coconut and chocolate chips.  Mix until blended.  Set in freezer for 5-10 minutes.   Remove from freezer and roll into small balls.  Keep in a air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Hints:  1)  heat honey to liquid form to mix with peanut butter  2)  I keep a bowl of warm water nearby and dip my hands in after a rolling 2-3 balls.  The moisture help to maintain the form and roll the balls round.

Darling Daughter’s Notes:  Awesome!  Sorta sweet, chewy and smells delicious. They are fun to make with your hands. 

Suggested Nutritional Values (2 portions): Calories 132, Protien 3g, Carbohydrates 14g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 8g, Total Fat 8g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 37mg

Great Mineral Bonuses:  Copper 15%, Magnesium 13%, Phosphorus 12%, Niacin 8%, Thiamin 8%, Zinc 8%

Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions:   Enjoy!  Low in cholesterol, sugars and sodium.  Flaxseed helps with digestion and bowel function.  

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