Simple Snacking, Nutty Energy Bites!

Happy Sunday everyone! Life has been crazy recently. Juggling school and working is a lot more difficult than I expected, but I finally think I’ve got a good groove going! At least I hope…

Ya’ll know how much I like my snacks! I am not one to skimp when it comes to snacking. When I don’t have good snack choices on hand is when I tend to make bad choices…like heading to the vending machine or picking up that delicious cookie from Starbucks on my lunch. When I have options available that I enjoy and that I know will make me feel good throughout the day, I am golden!

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I know I have posted some energy bites in the past. I believe my last one was for pumpkin energy bites! This recipe will probably mimic a few I’ve done in the past or have a lot of the same ingredients. That is primarily because I usually use the same base when making any type of energy bite/ball. Try out this recipe and feel free to add your own twist to it! It is quite delicious and will satisfy mid afternoon tummy grumbles with something a little sweet and tasty!

Nutty Energy Bites:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup chunky, no added salt peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • cinnamon to taste

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until your ingredients are sticking together. If you would like to add any other flavors such as nutmeg, vanilla, cocoa powder, etc. please feel free to do so at this time.

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Roll your balls. I usually make min a little smaller than a ping pong ball. Stack in a bowl or on a small plate, and cover with just a small piece of parchment or wax paper. Allow you energy bites to chill in the refrigerator overnight. This helps the chia seeds form a little bit of a gel with the wet ingredients which will keep your bites in their ball shape form and hold them together.

Store in a plastic container for up to a week in the refrigerator. Your quantity will depend on how large you choose to roll your balls. Enjoy!

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