This is a deluxe healthy treat if I’ve ever had one. I am loving these little darlings.
My recipe is inspired by the recipe from Cooking Classy. I gave this recipe a few modifications to upgrade it’s nutrition. The original recipe calls for peanut butter and I’ve swapped it for almond butter because almond butter is a more nutritious and cleaner option. For those who still prefer to use peanut butter, choose a 100% pure peanut butter that doesn’t contain the refined sugar and hydrogenated oils that conventional brands like Kraft or Skippy do. I also offer a few nut free suggestions in place of the nut butter for the kids school lunches.
Here’s how to get this one done:
“PB” + Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
1/2 cup almond butter (School-friendly option: use sunflower or soy “wow” butter)
1/3 cup raw unpasteurized honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
1/2 cup whole chia seeds (*This was a great swap because they make the bites crunchy…yum!… whereas ground flax would not add that.)
Assembly: Stir everything together. Refrigerate to harden. With damp hands, shape into balls. Makes about 20. Store in airtight container in refrigerator. Try not to eat them all. 😉