Friday, May 3, 2013

Just Right Energy Bites

 
~Survey says...!~
This is about the quickest, best sweet-tooth satisfying, one-bite bang for your buck! And with summer knocking on our doors, these no-bake cookies are a must. We almost always have all the ingredients on hand, so I whip these up fairly often. I recently shared these with three of my favorite girls - Susan, Angelina and Katryna - with two thumbs up all around. That's SIX thumbs up, people!  Whoa.

Just Right Energy Bites
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup ground flax seed (flax meal)
1/2 cup fiber cereal (I use Fiber One)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I use Trader Joe's Sesame Honey Almonds)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whisk together the peanut butter, honey and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and kind of mix them together atop the peanut butter mixture. Then dredge the peanut butter mixture from the bottom and thoroughly combine all ingredients.

Use a tablespoon to shape into balls or domes like mine.  I have a round tablespoon that use, pressing it against the side of the bowl to form a tight dome.  Then I scoop it out and place the little dome on a plate.  Keep refrigerated; we think they are too soft otherwise.
These probably keep for longer than a week in the refrigerator, but I can't say for sure.  They never last that long here.  And at 74 calories each, why would they?

Makes 36 cookies.

Enjoy!

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2 comments:

  1. Those sound yummy -- will have to try them :)

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  2. Kimba, these sound like a must make!!!

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