Dark Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites

May 14, 2017

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!

dark chocolate no bake energy bites

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.

So, first, take your gluten-free oats, peanut butter, honey, flax meal and dark chocolate chips and mix it all together in a large bowl.

dark chocolate no bake energy bites

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.

dark chocolate no bake energy bites

All done!  Store in the fridge until you’re ready to nosh on them, which will be immediately! Makes a great evening snack.

xo-

Megan


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Dark Chocolate No Bake Energy Bites
These dark chocolate no bake energy bites fill you up with protein and anti-oxidants and will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days.
dark chocolate no bake energy bites
Cuisine Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
bites
Ingredients
Cuisine Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
bites
Ingredients
dark chocolate no bake energy bites
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients together in a big bowl. Stick in fridge for 30 minutes so they're easier to mold. Form into bite size rounds. Keep refrigerated for up to 10 days.
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