Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bites

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Yield :

  • Serves: makes about 20-25 bites

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ + ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped chocolate or mini chocolate chips
  • dash of salt, to taste
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey, raw
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ almond flakes, lightly toasted and crushed

Preparation :

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, cocoa powder, ⅓ cup coconut, ground flaxseed, cranberries, chia seeds, chocolate and salt.
  • In another small bowl, melt the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in the microwave in 10 second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and combined. Stir in vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and stir well until fully combined.
  • In a small shallow bowl, stir together the almond flakes and ¼ cup coconut. Using wet hands, roll the oat mixture into balls (mine were about 1-inch in diameter) and then roll them around in the bowl of coconut and almonds for the outer coating. Place in the refrigerator to set.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Notes
    Add more oats if the mixture seems too moist and likewise, add more melted honey or a little bit more coconut oil if the mixture seems too dry and crumbly.

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