After staying up late last night to watch the Oscars (by the way…didn’t Saoirse Ronan look stunning in her emerald green Calvin Klein gown?), I’ve been really dragging and wanting to eat up every sweet (biscuits/candy) in the house!
Around lunchtime, I decided to make these No Bake Energy Bites and snack on them instead. Made of peanut butter, oats, chocolate, and a few other simple ingredients, they are very tasty.
My two daughters sometimes whip up a batch when they have friends over. They’re simple to make and it gives them something to do other than looking at their mobile phones (which in my book is always a good thing). Best of all, I like that my kitchen isn’t declared a disaster zone when they’re done and invariably walk away leaving me to do the tidying up. One bowl, a few measuring utensils, and a big spoon…that’s it…couldn’t be simpler.
So, the next time you feel yourself lagging or your kids need something quick and easy to make…give these energy packed treats a try.
No Bake Energy Bites
Makes about 3 Dozen
4oz/1 cup porridge flakes (oatmeal)
2oz/ 1/2 cup ground flax seed
5oz/ 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
3oz/ 1/2 cup chocolate chips
3oz/ 1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Stir all ingredients together in a medium size mixing bowl until thoroughly blended.
2. Cover with cling film (plastic wrap) and let chill in the refrigerator for thirty minutes.
3. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you like (mine are about 1” in diameter).
4. Store in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze and eat straight from the freezer.