Problem: My son needed a GFCFSF between-meal snack, to tide him over. And I didn’t want it to be junk.
Solution: Energy Bites to the rescue! I whipped up a batch of these no-bake morsels of nutritional goodness and, well, everyone’s happy now.
Next time I think I’ll triple or quadruple the batch. [I have to hide these from my husband!]
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips [I use Enjoy Life brand dark chocolate morsels; they’re dairy, nut, gluten & soy free.]
½ cup ground flax seed
1 cup coconut flakes
½ cup sunflower butter or any nut butter, crunchy or smooth [I use Sunbutter Sunflower Spread.]
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Chill in the refrigerator for half an hour, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week, if they even last that long. I store these in the freezer because my guys like them best that way—but it’s not necessary.
Thanks to Susan for the idea! xoxo