Monday, January 18, 2016

Peanut Butter, Coconut & Cranberry Energy Bites

My friend, Kim, asked me to try and replicate these yummy energy bites that we keep buying at our local farmer's market. They are absolutely delicious and they make the perfect quick breakfast or snack. I think this recipe is pretty darn close to the original! Easy to make and no bake! These are also gluten free! Enjoy!

  • 1 cup oats, old fashioned (gluten free if desired)
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons flax seed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, plus 2 Tbl more for rolling
  • 1 Tbl cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey OR pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped into tiny pieces

In a large food processor, add the oats, chia seeds,  flax seeds, unsweetened coconut and cinnamon.   Pulse until finely ground and combined. Add the honey and peanut butter. Turn the food processor on and watch the mixture turn into a large ball. Let it roll around in there for a minute or so until the dry ingredients are well combined with the honey and PB.  Add the chopped dried cranberries and pulse to combine.

Using your hands, roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and place on a piece of parchment paper. Roll each ball into unsweetened coconut.

Refrigerate and eat within a week. Enjoy!!

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