These energy bites are delicious. I got the original idea from Give Me Some Oven, who got her recipe from Smashed Peas and Carrots, so these have gone around the web a bit, but I made my own modifications, as can you. They look way better on her site, but I love these so much that I had to post the recipe. They are my go-to preworkout snack. They are a little high in calories (about 180 each), but they are also have protein (8.59 grams according to fittracker.com’s recipe analyzer) and fiber (3.75 grams, also according to fittracker.com). Because they are so high in calorie, I make my pretty small. One recipe gives me 30 balls. They satisfy my cravings for sweet things, especially if I’m craving something like cookie dough. One of these bad boys goes a long ways. And, you can modify these in many ways. Add more mix ins, less, whatever you feel like putting in. Sometimes I put in cereal, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, whatever I have lying around. The trick is getting the honey/peanut butter content right so that you can make them into balls. If they don’t feel like they will pack, add more honey. If they are too sticky, add more oatmeal or other dry ingredient.
- 2 1/4 cup oats
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/4 cup trail mix
- 1 cup honey
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Place bowl in fridge for an hour.
- mold dough into balls