I made these today and thought I'd share the recipe because I have mixed feelings about it.
First, it's paleo, which many people assume is synonymous with "healthy" but don't be fooled, paleo does not automatically means good for you.
Second, it's easy to make and it's something a little different for a treat or snack for everybody. I really wish I could find a good app that would allow me to plug in recipe ingredients and a yield and get some nutrition information on it. I imagine these have a higher sugar amount than I would like.
Finally, this recipe originally calls for peanut butter, but since I am highly allergic to peanuts I substitute sunflower butter and it works just as well. Any nut butter will do, whichever you prefer will be fine.
This recipe was given to us by my youngest's preschool teacher who is also a cross-fit instructor, hence the paleo. The only thing I've changed about the original is adding 1/4tsp of salt.
No Bake Energy Bites
Makes 16 golf ball sized balls
1c dry rolled oats
1/2c chocolate chips
1/2c peanut/sunflower/soy/etc butter
1/2c ground flaxseed
1tsp vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and shape into bite sized balls. I keep them in the fridge, no word on how long they'd last since at our house they're usually gone in no more than 3 days.