These Energy Bites are a lifesaver! Every single bite is packed with loads of protein and delicious flavor! This is the perfect after school treat! If you are looking for more quick snacks, make sure to check out my Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter too!
What are Energy Bites?
Energy bites are little bite-sized snacks that taste great but have a little something extra. These little treats are packed with so much protein, it will fill you up without that dragging full feeling. Best yet, they are easy to make and store naturally in your freezer for an easy grab and go snack!
Oatmeal – Oats are among the healthiest grains on the planet. They are whole grains and a great source of loads of vitamins and minerals. They also contain fiber and more protein than most other grains on the market.
Peanut Butter (creamy) – Peanut butter has a high-fat content, BUT, it’s a healthy fat. It is packed with protein so it will keep you full longer.
Chia Seeds – These tiny little seeds are jam-packed with nutrients and antioxidants and still remain very low in calorie count.
Flax Seed – This superfood is also filled with protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being a great source of vitamins and minerals.
How to Store Energy Bites
Energy Bites can be stored in a ziplock bag for up to 3 months. But I am guessing they won’t last you that long!
- 2 cups (180 g) quick oats
- ¾ cup (193.5 g) creamy peanut butter
- ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
- 4 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup (28 g) flaxseed meal, ground
- ½ cup (91 g) semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- In a large bowl, combine oats, peanut butter, protein powder, honey, flaxseed, chocolate chips, vanilla, and chia seeds. Stir until well combined.
- Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop out the mixture and round it into a ball. Place the energy bites onto a parchment-lined baking pan and repeat with the rest of the mixture.
- Place the pan in the freezer until the energy bites are hardened (about 1 hour).
- Store in a ziplock bag.
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