Energy bites popped on the scene a few years ago and they are such a great substitute for granola bars. I kinda feel like granola bars probably have a shelf life for…what 20 years? Who knows. I lost my taste for store bought energy bars, protein bars or any kind of bars you find at the store years ago.
I have made a few energy bite recipes, but I stumbled onto this one from Chef Savvy and it’s my favorite! I’ve tried different variations, such as using almond butter. Ehh. Didn’t like it. I went back to her recipe. She had me at peanut butter. I just swapped out regular chocolate chips for dark chocolate to add some antioxidants.
You can make a batch of these and eat a couple each day. It’ll last you a week. The great thing is that the kids like them too. We had a track meet a few weeks ago and I carried around a handful of energy bites in my bag to give to my son for a snack. Worked like a charm!
This has loads of protein that stick to your ribs! All the wonderful benefits of flax that I have listed as my top 10 superfoods. They’ve got omega-3’s, antioxidants and fiber.
Peanut butter can get a bad wrap, but it’s actually good for you in moderation. It’s got your antioxidants, B6, magnesium and loads of protein. I used an all natural peanut butter with no added sugar. That’s why I added a tablespoon of honey to this recipe. But if you prefer the taste of Jif, use that instead. Not quite as good for you, but it’s just a matter of taste.
Stick your bowl in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to get the mixture more manageable. Otherwise, you’ll be cursing trying to mold them.
Now get ready for sticky hands. Grab a handful and start molding into little balls. They can be stubborn.
BTW–Make it easy for yourself and get your ingredients here!
All done! Store in the fridge until you’re ready to nosh on them, which will be immediately! Makes a great evening snack.
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