No-Bake Energy Bites

These little no-bake protein bites are super delish!

I’m starting my training for a half-marathon in May. I often rely on protein bars for quick snacks before or after runs. But I hate that many protein bars have lots of processed ingredients. I’ve experimented with making my own protein bars, but haven’t found a recipe I love.

I came across this easy recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a go. This recipe is super easy. Just throw the ingredients together and form little balls. These are very sweet, which I liked. Other protein bar recipes I’ve tried, tend to be very dense and not sweet enough.

Keep these around for a quick snack before or after a workout.

No-Bake Energy Bites

1 cup oatmeal, uncooked

1/2 cup natural peanut butter

1/3 cup honey

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix ingredients together. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, then roll into balls. (I made balls then flattened them a little bit so they look more like coins).

My batch made 26 balls.

*Adapted from a recipe from the blog Smashed Peas and Carrots, http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com/2011/08/no-bake-energy-bites-recipe.html

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