No-Bake Energy Bites

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These are a healthy alternative to those no bake cookies we all used to love. They can also be made even healthier if you opt for using dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries instead of chocolate chips. There are endless possibilities of what you could substitute in this recipe so go crazy and mix up a little! Try different nut butters, add dried fruit or dried berries, mix in chopped nuts--substitute whatever sounds good to you. 

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats  

1 cup toasted coconut flakes

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter (use real, all natural peanut butter!) 

1/2 cup ground flaxseed (gold or brown…makes no difference)

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp. vanilla


Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour or more.  Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Makes about 20-25 little balls.