Classic No Bake Energy Bites

It seems like No Bake Energy Bites were allllll the rage a year or so ago but they are totally making a comeback in our house. I used to make these every week and then got out of the habit but this last week I literally made 4 batches. Not even kidding. 

With London starting kindergarten they have been such a quick easy snack to have after school, perfect for her lunches, before a workout, or on-the-go anytime.

What I love is how versatile they are. You can play around with the ingredients: add a little of this or leave out an ingredient you don't have {I've actually left out the chocolate before!}. It's a pretty hard recipe to mess up. 

I will share my go-to way to make them but I also made a separate batch for me that had Maca Powder in it. Maca has so many amazing benefits: it helps balance hormones, improves PMS symptoms, and if you're struggling with PCOS, maca is believed to help by controlling estrogen levels in the body. Maca also increases energy and mood. It has a rich, nutty flavor that I don't totally love so I try to sneak it into my smoothies or energy bites!

I also used almond butter instead of peanut butter because I have found that I process almond butter better than peanut butter. Which is so hard because...PEANUT BUTTER! But I'm slowly getting used to not having it and it's not too terrible. 

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Ingredients:

1 cup {dry} gluten-free oatmeal

1/2 cup peanut butter {no sugar/oils added}

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/3 cup honey

1-2 Tbsp chia seeds

Directions: 

Throw all ingredients {except chocolate chips} in a food processor until well combined. Add chocolate chips and then form into balls.*

*No food processor? No worries. Use a big bowl to mix all the ingredients together!

Almond Maca Bites

1 cup {dry} gluten-free oatmeal

1/2 cup almond butter {no sugar/oils added}

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/3 cup honey

1-2 Tbsp chia seeds

3-4 tsp maca powder 

**They are best kept in the fridge.