Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Flaxseed Energy Bites

 My oh my, where does the time go??! So sorry for my big lapse since my latest post. Life is just crazy busy right now! And speaking of crazy busy, I turn to quick, easy, and healthy snacks when life is so busy that I barely have time to think. And quick, easy, and healthy is the recipe that I have for you today! These peanut butter chocolate flaxseed energy bites are a breeze to put together, and they're perfect for when you're on the go...go...go...go....

I adapted this recipe from Handle the Heat's recipe. I could tell from the list of ingredients that I was going to love this recipe, and I was right! I played around with the original proportions a bit, and below is the list of ingredients I put into my version. But definitely check out the original recipe too in case you want to follow that one. They're both pretty similar in the end! This made about 24 1-inch to 1.5-inch bites for me.


-1 and 1/2 cup regular oats
-2/3 cup ground flaxseed
-1 cup peanut butter
-1/3 cup honey
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-1/2 cup chocolate chips


In a medium bowl, stir together all the ingredients with a spoon or spatula (or your hands!) until thoroughly combined. Cover the mixture and let chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so that the dough is firm and less sticky (i.e., easier to form into balls!). Once the dough is ready, form into balls about 1 to 1.5-inches in diameter. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You could also freeze these for up to 1 month.

 I love these little guys! They're so cute, aren't they? What's not to love about cute, delicious, easy, and healthy?! You could definitely play around with the ingredients in this recipe too. Maybe try almond butter instead of peanut butter, or craisins instead of chocolate chips. Be creative!

I personally think these taste best when stored in the fridge. When they're cold, they taste that much better to me for some reason! These are great to have on hand for that afternoon slump at work, for a quick snack before or after a workout, or for the kids when they come inside after playing out in the summer sun.