My kids really love to snack and I really love to provide healthy snack options. Many people have recipes for these little “Energy Bites” and I just decided to tweak it a bit and make it packed with even more nutrients and a little less sugar. Instead of coconut flakes, I use Special K cereal (gives it a good crunch with very little sugar) and added Chia seeds, known to be a “super food.” I make this large batch and freeze half of it or give away a bunch of them. Easy, quick energy-filled snack!
1 1/4 cups peanut butter
2 1/2 cups plain oatmeal
1 cup flax seed, I prefer ground
1/4 cup Chia seeds
2/3 cup honey
2 cups Special K cereal
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips, (the miniature ones are best but I rarely have those on hand)
Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix well (an electric mixer is best because this stuff is thick!) Place the entire bowl in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Remove and roll into small balls. Store in an airtight tupperware – and we like to put half in the fridge and freeze the other half for a later date.