These are tasty! And literally come together in 5 minutes. I’ve made them with the chocolate chips, but also with small toffee bits, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and no chocolate at all. They’re really versatile.
I eat 2 before my workouts each day as an afternoon snack. They’re fabulous!
Mine don’t look as ‘pretty’ as How Sweet Eats, but that’s because I’m too lazy to finely chop peanuts or almonds to roll the balls in. Also, Jessica says you can store in them in the fridge, but really. Seriously. Store them in the fridge. They are a thousand times better cold, and, they stay ‘together’ better too.
In fact, I form the little balls and place them on a plate and refrigerate them for a few hours. Then I pack them up for storage and keep them in the fridge. When I pack them for work, I make sure they’re close to my ice pack.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bites
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup sliced almonds, chopped (I just throw them in sliced. It’s fine)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, melted and slightly cooled (We’re a chunky peanut butter household and I use that.)
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (I’ve also used white chocolate, dark chocolate, and toffee bits here)
1/4 cup ground peanuts or ground almonds, to roll the balls in
Combine oats, almonds, flaxseed, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir.
Melt peanut butter and allow it to cool slightly (melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds, then stir), then stir in honey and vanilla extract until it’s combined. Once peanut butter has cooled a bit, pour it over the oat mixture and mix well with a spoon then bring together with your hands. Once mixture is sticking together, fold in chocolate chips.
Roll dough into golf-ball sized (or slightly smaller) balls, then roll in ground peanuts or ground almonds. These can be eaten at room temp but we really like them stored in the fridge!