We LOVE snacks. We especially love sweet and salty, but we know most packaged items are made with unhealthy and processed ingredients. Even many of the healthier options are high in sodium or just too sugary. Energy bites are a great source of... yes, energy... while not overfilling or overloading you with the bad stuff. They're the perfect pre or post workout snack. We'll often bring some on day-hikes for a quick boost. After many test batches and varieties, we created our favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Energy Bites!
Our recipe is pretty simple and leaves room for you to add your own personal touch as well. If you're looking for a snack that's small yet filling, go no further...
1 cup dry oats (we use organic quick cook oats)
2/3 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup natural/organic nut or seed butter (we rotate between either almond or peanut butter)
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or vegan chocolate chips
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
1/4 cup cocoa powder (optional)
DIRECTIONS: Mix all ingredients in a medium size bowl until combined. Cover and place in refridgerator to chill. After about 30 minutes, roll mixture into about 1" balls. Store in an airtight container (in refridgerator) for up to 7 days. Enjoy!