Get energized with these no-bake snack bites!

These easy energy bites make a great snack for when you are on the go. The fibre from the oats and protein from the nut butter will help to keep you full!

Ready in: 10 minutes plus 30 minutes chill time

Makes: 20-25 energy bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain oats
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • ½ cup natural (unsweetened) nut butter
  • ½ cup ground flax or chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

Note: To make this recipe safe for school lunches try sunflower or soy bean butter.

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a large bowl. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Cover bowl and let chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  2. One chilled, roll mixture into about one-inch balls. Store them in an air-tight container for up to one week.

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

By Rachel Morgan, RD, MPH