Recipe 6: Energy Bites

Posted on Jan 19 2013 - 8:46pm by Markell

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.

Here is what I used to make these today: 
2 1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup coconut flakes (left over from last nights recipe)
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup trail mix
 (I make my own, which is a recipe for another time. But any kind will do. Just watch out because some of them are super high in calories)
1 cup honey
 (I warm it up so it mixes better)
 
It’s easy enough. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Put the bowl in the fridge for about an hour to get it a chance to harden up a little. Then mold the dough into balls. Keep them in the fridge after you make them, and they last quite awhile. I’ve had a batch last 2 weeks or so before. I usually eat them faster than that though. These are a good snack for kids, too. My son loves them. They are pretty sweet so I just give him about a half of one. 
 
Let me know if you try them and if you mixed in other things. I’m always looking for new ideas 🙂 
 
Get the nutritional info for this recipe here –
 
Energy Bites
Yields 15
No bake energy bites. Taste like a cookie, but with good for you stuff in it.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cup oats
  2. 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  3. 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
  4. 1 1/4 cup trail mix
  5. 1 cup honey
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Place bowl in fridge for an hour.
  3. mold dough into balls
Adapted from Give Me Some Oven
Adapted from Give Me Some Oven
A Mouse In My Kitchen http://www.amouseinmykitchen.com/
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