I have had a terrible case of the munchies lately. I find that I get really hungry around 4 PM and just need a little snack to satisfy my stomach for a couple of hours until dinner. The problem is, when I can't find a small yet filling snack, I eat the whole cookie jar. Can't help it. Discipline goes out the window when hunger strike.
I decided to try out these No Bake Energy Bites, and yall, I am obsessed! They are healthy and packed with protein and fiber to keep my belly full. Plus, they are delicious. The peanut butter and chocolate flavors take over, and it tastes like a Christmas cookie. I now keep the refrigerator stocked with these and just grab one when my tummy starts a'rumbling.
This recipe makes about 12 energy bites.
1 cup dry oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and place mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2. Remove from refrigerator and roll mixture into small bites, about 1 inch in size.
3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
That's it! So simple, so yummy, and so healthy. Trifecta!