We have a long car ride to Vancouver ahead of us for the LuluLemon Half Marathon tomorrow, so I decided to make a healthy snack for the trek. These no-bake energy bites are simple, easy to make, and tasty 😀 Did I mention they’re also gluten free? The ingredients include:
-2 cups quick oats
-1 cup crunchy peanut butter
-2/3 cup honey
-1 cup ground flax seed
-1 cup chocolate chips
-2 tsp. vanilla
Yield: 60 bites
Per bite nutrition: 75 calories, 2.2 g protein, 1.5g fiber, 6.5g sugar
Pour all ingredients into a large bowl, and heat the mixture in the microwave for about 20 seconds. This makes it easier to stir everything together, and also melts the chocolate chips.
I personally like this, because it allows the chocolate to be more evenly distributed throughout the bites. However, if you want the chocolate chips to maintain their shape, you can skip this step.
Roll the mixture into 3/4 inch balls, and let them sit in the fridge overnight.
These tasted great, and they were the perfect pre-race snack 😀