Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The BEST Raw Energy Bites
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup raw almonds
2 Tbl wheat germ
2 Tbl ground flax seed
10 dried, pitted dates
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I use vanilla paste)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (you can use a high quality dark chocolate here, too - or omit the chocolate)
1/4 cup water
Put the oats, almonds, wheat germ and flax seed into a food processor. Process till the ingredients are completely ground down and combined. Add dates and vanilla; process till combined.
Next use a cookie scooper to scoop the mixture into little balls. I like using the cookie scoop so I don't have to touch them and get my hands sticky and messy. Place balls directly into a Tupperware container with a tight fitting lid. I usually get around 15 energy bites out of each batch. There really isn't much need to get too fussy or precise over these- they are just going to get gobbled up anyway- you don't need to worry about presentation here folks. I keep my energy bites in the refrigerator. These hold together MUCH better when they are chilled. Store in the fridge for a week. Well, to be honest, I'm not sure how long they would store....mine have never lasted more than a five days - tops! Enjoy!