These little, magical morsels are the perfect solution to quench my dark chocolate chunky cookie cravings. I found this recipe on Pinterest and it seems to have been published in different forms on other food blogs. (Did I ever mention how much I love Pinterest? So amazing for getting ideas and finding things to keep you motivated!) I tweaked this recipe according to what I had on hand in my pantry and you can do the same thing too. I had chia seeds and ground flax seed - two things that are all the rage for health fanatics - and never knew what to do with them. Combining them with peanut butter and chocolate chips is the answer!
I brought these energy into my fitness class and everyone loved them. Warning: just don't eat them all. They're only good for you IN MODERATION. (Bah - isn't everything?)
Fairytale Energy Bites
(Makes about 30 bites)Ingredients:
1 cup of oatmeal
1/2 cup of natural peanut butter
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup of chia seeds
1/3 cup of honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Using your hands, knead into a ball and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Using a teaspoon, spoon out portions and roll into balls. That's it! There's no need to bake these.