Foodie friends! These quick and easy no-bake energy bars were a quick and easy way to get back into the kitchen. Lightning quick to put together, and a snap to shape!
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I have to admit, for as much as I love baking up a storm in the kitchen, I also love a few days or even a week or so off from baking. Gasp! I said it! Even this baker gal needs a little time away from her mixer and oven! These quick and easy no-bake energy bars are SO good… I had a hard time only eating one at a time. Confession… I didn’t.
I enjoyed two as a post-workout snack and it was delightful! Dare I say.. a sweet way to end a spin class???? Feel free to substitute other nut butter for the peanut butter, and you can also omit the chia, hemp, or flaxseeds. I added both flaxseeds and flaxseed meals, but you don’t have to use the seeds.
INGREDIENTS NO-BAKE ENERGY BITES:
- Rolled oats
- Chocolate chips
- Flaxseed meal
- Peanut butter
- Organic maple syrup
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE ENERGY BARS:
Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Roll or form into 1 inch balls using hands or scoop. Pop them into the freezer till they set. about 1 hour. Store in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze. Let them come to room temperature before eating. If you try this recipe share it on social media and tag me in!
Have you tried the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies yet? It’s like taking a bite of peppermint hot cocoa instead of drinking.
No-Bake Energy Bars
- 1 c rolled oats
- 3/4 c chocolate chips ( I used dark chocolate)
- 1/2 c flaxseed meal
- 1/2 c peanut butter
- 1/2 c organic maple syrup
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl . Form into 1 inch balls using hands or scoop. OR fill a silicone bar mold ( 12 cavities ) to make bigger bars.
Freeze until set , about one hour.
NOTE: you really should keep them in the freezer at all times. You can store in a freezer safe bag or container.
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