Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Crunchy Energy Bites

Crunchy Energy Bites

     I was craving those little peanut butter oatmeal energy bites that have been going around Pinterest for years. I knew that oatmeal, especially in an uncooked form was causing me some tummy issues at the time. So I set out to make a treat just as delicious but without the oats! These little bites are crunchy and sweet and hit the spot when I'm wanting to reach for a quick snack. They are full of healthy fats that will help to keep you full and my four year old loves them too!

Crunchy Energy Bites
makes 9


1 1/2 TBSP melted coconut oil

1 1/2 TBSP maple syrup ( use a keto sweetener like monk fruit to make sugar free)

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 TBSP shredded coconut

2 TBSP coarsely chopped nuts of choice ( macadamia, walnuts, pecans)

2 TBSP sunflower seeds

optional 1/4 cup chocolate chips


1) In a medium sized bowl mix all ingredients until well incorporated.

2) On a plate covered with parchment paper scoop the mixture out into balls about 1 tablespoon each. If you want them to be more of a ball roll them with your hands before placing on the parchment paper. The mixture will be a little sticky at this point.

3) Place the bites in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to set up, they should hold together but will get soft if left at room temperature.


Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week, or for a really cold treat freeze for up to a month.

You can double the recipe to make a larger batch.

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