I was feeling a bit restless today and wanted to try something new, so I looked on pinterest for ideas. I have been up since around 3:30 (to be fair, I went to sleep fairly early last night), so my body was saying, I don’t want to do anything, but I know I have to do something. Nobody ever does nothing. At the very least, they breathe, and that is something, isn’t it?
I found something to do – or rather, something to make: No-bake energy bites. Sounded interesting, and when I went out to the kitchen to see if we had all the ingredients, I was delighted to find that we did. I am not really a fan of no-bake cookies (probably because I once had too many of them in one sitting – that is how I get turned off by many foods), and the energy bites are similar, so I was kinda cautious at first. But I did end up making them. Every now and then, you have to try something new in order to get away from the old, right?
No-Bake Energy Bites
(makes 18-20 bites)
1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup peanut butter (or some other nut butter like almond butter), 1/3 cup honey, 1 cup coconut flakes, 1/2 cup chocolate chips (actually the recipe calls for mini chocolate chips, but we didn’t have any so I used regular), and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Mix all ingredients in medium bowl until thoroughly blended together. Put bowl in refrigerator for a half hour. Once chilled, roll into individual balls (yeah, right… I shaped them with my fingers, which is why they look so uneven in the above picture). Store in airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to one week.
I ended up with 33 bites, and they won’t last a week in this house. Maybe they would if I was the only one eating them, but I’ll be nice and share with my parents. After all, they bought the ingredients.