Thursday, January 10, 2013

this stuff is like crack

Warning: The recipe I'm about to share with you may result in overeating and addiction.
Seriously, this stuff is like crack.
Healthy, delicious, no bake crack.
You're welcome.

No-Bake Energy Bites

I had been seeing these scrumptous morsels of healthy goodness pop up on other blogs, and because I was on vacation for two weeks over the holidays had nothing better to do, I finally made some. It was so easy - minus scouring the Meijer baking aisle for 15 minutes looking for the ground flaxseed {note: check the top shelf!}.

Here's what you'll need:

{I followed this recipe}

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter {or other nut butter}
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

I made one batch with chocolate chips for Shawn and another batch with 1/4 cup of dried cranberries and 1/4 cup sliced almonds for me {I highly recommend this combo!}.

1. Mix it all together.
Shawn and I found that it's MUCH easier to mix with your hands.

2. Once it's mixed up really well, let it sit in your fridge for an hour, two, overnight.

This makes it easier to: 3. form the mixture into little balls.
Which I would have done had I used enough peanut butter for my mixture to actually stay together in the little balls.
My mixture looks like this {instead of the pretty little round bites above}:


And I eat it with a spoon.
But for my next batch though, Sarah said putting the peanut butter and honey in the microwave for 30 seconds prior to mixing and leaving the mixture sit in the fridge overnight helps them stays together in little balls.

Bottom line: This stuff is like crack!
If your New Year's resolution is to stop eating/avoid sweets, then this is a super healthy alternative/snack instead of reaching for the M&Ms or cookies or chips or actual crack.



sLe said...

I've seen this on another blog and now that I've seen it raved about again, DEFINITELY going to try them!

Samantha said...

those are very delicious... and the hubby loved them..didn't even know they were healthy!

Beth Lane said...

This looks so good! I am going to have to try these out. I think I'd like some chocolate chips AND cranberries.

Tiffany said...

I absolutely love these....I seriously eat them like nobody's business!


Sam said...

Doing this! It looks a bit healthier than my latest crack-like addiction - mug brownies! Don't worry, I promise in advance that mine will not form into balls either. 100% positive.

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Yum!!!!!! Looks & sounds aaaamazing!!

Stephanie said...

Yes, yes and yes. Crack in a ball for SURE. LOVE these little things!! So good for breakfast, a snack or even a healthy dessert! And SO easy! I really need to make these more often.

Thank you for linking up sweet thing! ;)

Anonymous said...

It's funny that I was drawn to your post with a title like that!! YUM!!

Chelsea said...

I'm definitely putting these on the list to try. And you better believe mine will have the chocolate chips in them ;) Thanks for sharing!!

Beth D said...

Yum! thanks for a healty, gluten free snack idea!

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Kate said...

THis looks awesome....any idea about the calories or how many weight watchers points it is?

Audra said...

I am IN LOVE with regular no bake cookies, so if you promise that this is a delicious alternative, then you may have saved me some serious weight gain! Thanks friend!

Janna Renee said...

Yum! I love health[ier] options!! Those definitely look addicting...

Septorinoplasti said...

Very informational content.

Anonymous said...

Goooosh, these look YUMMY!

Anonymous said...

These look so good! I've seen them almost everywhere lately and really want to try them. Hopefully I will make them this week!

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