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Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

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I made these energy bites a few weeks ago and although they were really tasty, I had a problem with them falling apart really easily. I had used puffed rice cereal and probably not enough honey and they ended up a crumbly mess.

I really liked the way they tasted, so I decided to make them again and use old fashioned oats this time….and enough honey.

These are a great portable snack and great for a little sweet fix in the afternoon!

Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Recipe from Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pretzels
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. (This step is important — it makes the mixture easier to shape.)
  2. Remove and shape into small 1-inch balls, or press into the bottom of a parchment-lined baking pan to make granola bars.
  3. Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

You could use different nuts or dried fruits if you have them or add some peanut butter chips in the mix to make them extra peanut buttery! ┬áJust make sure you use enough honey so they stick together….there is nothing worse than a crumbly mess that these turn into when they don’t stick together!