No Bake Energy Bar Recipe

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No Bake Energy Bar Recipe
No Bake Energy Bar Recipe

 

INGREDIENTS, ALWAYS ORGANIC:

  • 1 cup (dry rolled oats) organic oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 2/3 cup toasted organic coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground organic flaxseed or wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup organic chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 cup organic nuts; pecans, peanuts, walnuts, etc… your choice (optional)
  • 1/3 cup organic honey
  • 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Stir all ingredients together in a mediumbowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill inthe refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1 in diameter.) Store in an airtight containerand keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe
No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

TIP:

Substitution ideas can abound for just about any of these ingredients! Feel free to substitute in your favorite nut butter (almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.) for the peanut butter. And you could also add in some wheat germ in place of some or all of the flaxseed. I would caution, though, against substituting agave nectar for the honey, as the honey’s thickness helps hold things together.

Some other fun substitutions for the chocolate chips (or an addition to them) could include:

All Organic:

  • chopped dried fruit (apricots, dates, raisins, etc.)
  • dried berries (cranberries, cherries, etc.)
  • chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, roasted pumpkin seeds or roasted sunflower seeds
  • other chips (butterscotch, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.)
  • other grains and granolas (different kinds of oatmeal, rice cereal, etc.)
No Bake Energy Bars ingredients
No Bake Energy Bars ingredients

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