My husband, Travis, is an EMT and works on an ambulance for 12 hour shifts, and you can imagine that the nature of his job does not allow for regularly scheduled lunch breaks. In fact, there are days that he doesn’t get a break at all, which means that the chances of him eating something for lunch are very slim. However, I can’t, in good conscious, send my husband off for a long day of work in emergency situations knowing that he might have a bottle of water for lunch. That’s where these amazing 5 ingredient energy bites come in!
I found the original recipe on Pinterest, but I made some slight adjustments to it. Travis takes a few of these with him each day that he works, and they never come back home (unlike the carrot sticks and veggie straws that also go with him!). They are super simple to make, so I try to make sure that I always have them in the house for him.
Here’s what you need:
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (you can use creamy if you prefer)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1/4 ground flax seed
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, and stir until all ingredients are mixed together.
2. Use a spoon to scoop out bite-sized balls of the mixture and place it onto a cookie sheet. You may need to press the mixture together using your fingers in order for it to keep from falling apart.
3. Freeze the energy bites for about an hour, so they can set. Store them in a sealed container in either the fridge or the freezer. Each batch should make about 22 energy bites.
So simple right? Make this recipe even easier on yourself by lining the cookie sheet with parchment paper or these awesome silicon baking mats that you can see pictured above! You will see these mats in many photos, because I am obsessed with them! Literally nothing sticks to these wonderful inventions, so popping the energy bites off these is so easy. The best part? They can go in the oven, so your cookies won’t stick to the pan either! Click on this link to get a 3-pack of these nonstick silicon baking mats!
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