That’s right – these are ridiculously easy and extremely versatile. Just make sure to play with the quantities of wet to dry ingredients to make sure the mixture adheres properly. One bowl, no bake, with the right amount of sweetness.
No-Bake Energy Bites (Adapted from Gimme Some Oven)
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes or chips (I love these from Trader Joe’s – they give an extra little crunch)
1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ (I used ground flaxseed)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp chopped nuts (any kind)
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs
1/2 cup dried cranberry
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Once chilled, roll into balls, into a cake pan, mini-muffin tin — really whatever shape you’d like.
For my next batch, I’m going to try making them with maple syrup and forming them into these shapes. Don’t they look like buttons?