No-Bake Energy Bites

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These no-bake energy bites are probably the best beach bites around!  Easy to make and full of delicious ingredients, these bites only take a few minutes to make and taste like peanut butter cups.  They’re perfect for a mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or mid-beach volleyball snack.  In addition, this recipe allows for a lot of substitutions based on what you have in your pantry.   For this batch, I used Earth Balance Creamy Coconut & Peanut Spread, which made them taste like an Almond Joy!   I also substituted in almond meal and sweetened coconut flakes.  You can find the original recipe and some more great variation ideas at Gimme Some Oven!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oatmeal (I used Trader Joe’s rolled oats)
  • 2/3rd cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other variation of nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (or wheat germ or flaxseed meal)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

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Directions:

  • Stir all dry ingredients together in a bowl
  • Add in peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract
  • Roll into balls – should make about 25 balls
  • Chill in refrigerator before eating (if you can wait that long!)

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