Recipe: No bake energy bites

Athletes and non-athletes alike could all use a little more energy throughout the day and these energy bites are the perfect way to get a quick boost.

Packed with peanut butter, honey, coconut and chia seeds, they also provide a nutritional punch.

See the recipe below or click here to download a printable version.

 

Easy, No-Bake Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup light tasting oil, such as coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups whole rolled oats (chopped lightly in food processor)
  • 1 1/4 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup flax seed (ground)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Stir together peanut butter, oil and honey in a small mixing bowl until smooth
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined.
  4. Chill for 20 minutes to make mixture easier to handle.
  5. Form mixture into desired size and number of balls.
  6. Place in container and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Enjoy! Energy balls can be stored in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.