(Healthy) No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

My oldest son came home from school one day with a recipe he’d read about in his language arts class.  It was for no-bake cookies.  He really wanted to try it out, so we did.  The cookies were delicious and super kid-friendly since they required no oven time … but they were loaded with butter and sugar.  I was sure I could come up with a similar recipe, but minus all the fat and refined sugar.  Here is my “healthy” version of no-bake cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp milk or almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey

Method:

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the oatmeal, cocoa powder, flax seeds and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter, milk, vanilla and honey.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.
  5. Roll the mixture into small balls, about the size of golf balls, and place on baking sheet.
  6. Chill for 30 minutes.
  7. You can store the energy bites in an air tight container in the fridge for up to one week.

*Yield: About 15 balls

 

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