This is one of my favorite go to recipes for quick and portable snacks for my kids, and for me when I am “bulking.” I also bring enough to share because they are so good and never last long as everyone eats them right up!
My recipe is a variation of the No Bake Energy Bites but I don’t do flaxseed or wheat germ and it was just too sweet for me with all the honey and sweetened coconut, so I changed it for the better and darn they are good!
- 2 Cups old fashioned oats
- 1 and 1/3 Cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 Cup of peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 1/3 Cup Honey
- 1/3 Cup coconut or palm oil (melted or very soft)
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 Cup dark chocolate chips (or dried fruit, nuts, rice cereal etc or a combo totaling 1 cup)
Toast unsweetened shredded coconut until golden brown on a sheet pan in the oven on 350 degrees for about 5-10 minutes.
Melt coconut oil. Mix oats, toasted shredded coconut, peanut butter, honey and vanilla in a bowl. Add melted coconut oil and mix well. If the mixture is still warm from the melted coconut oil, let it sit a few minutes until completely cool otherwise the chocolate chips will get all melted. Then add chocolate chips. Roll into 24 balls and refrigerate.
24 servings. 162 calories, 10g carbs, 12g fat, 5g protein.
Try using crispy rice cereal (aka rice krispies) instead of toasted unsweetened coconut. My latast fav is to do half and half. Do: 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut and 3/4 cup crispy rice cereal.