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Old 10-01-2015, 02:09 PM
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Default No Bake Energy Bites (or balls)

1 cup dry oatmeal (I used old fashioned oats)
1/2 cup coconut flakes (original recipe calls for unsweetened)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice, I've used sun butter and it was delicious)
1/2 cup ground flax seed (I only use 1/4 cup cause too much makes it "grainy")
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.
Chill for a 1/2 hour in the fridge.
Roll into balls (about 1inch)
Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Some variations:
add 1 tsp of ground chia seeds to the mix
Add sprinkles (or jimmies) to jazz them up
Add chopped walnuts (1/4 cup) to the mix for a crunch (this is how I like them)

I serve them with a glass of milk and apple slices.

*edited to add, since these contain honey I don't give them to any kiddo under 1 year. You can use agave if you prefer.
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Thank you for sharing this!
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:32 AM
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Yum. Thanks
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Do you think I could omit the coconut I have an allergy would it have any effect on end result?
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Do you think I could omit the coconut I have an allergy would it have any effect on end result?
I don't see why not. The nice thing is that these are really adaptable.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:46 AM
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I made two versions of these yesterday - for DH who teaches in a peanut free class, I made them peanut free (sunbutter instead of peanut butter)

And for me I made one with 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup Nutella. So good!
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:18 AM
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They sound good and easy, something the kids would love to help make. Thanks for sharing!!

But don't you have a recipe called No Bake Sleepy Bites? Seems kids have way too much energy as it is.
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So these were amazing. Now I have to figure out how to hide them from ME!
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So these were amazing. Now I have to figure out how to hide them from ME!
Right!
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Do you think I could omit the coconut I have an allergy would it have any effect on end result?
Hey, me too!
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