Tuesday, 15 March 2016

No Bake Cranberry Chia Energy Bites



No Bake Energy Bites ? ... Well, I've heard of these energy bites but have never really wanted to make some until I was so inspired by these recipes sharing by Angie's Recipes, here & here. So easy and flexible that I could just throw in ingredients I could find in the pantry .... creamy peanut butter, oatmeal, ground flaxseed, chia seeds, honey or agave syrup, dried fruits/berries, unsweetened coconuts flakes or shredded coconut, chocolate chips, any nuts etc etc .   Roll them into balls or flatten the dough in a square tray and cut into bars if you wish.

Recipe sources, references and adapted from :
Angie's Recipes
Life made sweeter

Below my slightly adjusted version.

No Bake Cranberry Chia Energy Bites
Yields 14 balls, 20g each
60g creamy peanut butter
5 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 tablespoons chia seeds 
100g quick cooking oats
30g dried cranberries
20g chocolate chips
15g pine nuts (lightly toasted and set aside to cool)

Method:
In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract with a big spoon until smooth.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed and well combined.

Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Divide the mixture into 20g each portion and roll them into tightly packed balls with your hands.

Store in an airtight container, and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.



My big boy commented that these yummy bites tasted like Snickers as he was "popping" one after another.  My big girl likes peanut butter, so obviously thumbs up from her too ^-^!

I'm sure, these packed with wholesome goodness healthy energy bites will become 'a hit' for our morning brekkie, anytime snacks or before and after workouts cos they are just so addictive.

Enjoy! Have a great week ahead!

  
Linking this post to Little Thumbs Up March 2016 Theme Honey organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Joycescapade.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Karen. This will be good to pack for my lunch.

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  2. Energy bites! Courier to KL please! :P

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    1. Oops! Throw some over to you, catch it!

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  3. I like this healthy and easy snack. Can I have some? :D

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  4. Wow Karen! I love these energy bites! So easy to make but I worry that I will keep popping them into my mouth hah...hah...

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    1. Hi Phong Hong,
      It's ok addictive healthy bites :)

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  5. These bites are healthy and good for me to munch on. Looks yummy!

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    1. Yeah, addictive and munch non-stopped:)

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  6. Hi Karen, love that this is a no bake recipe, looks delicious!

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  7. Hi Karen,

    Thumbs up for this super easy and healthy recipe. Your kids must be well energized after munching a few of these yummy treats.

    Zoe

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    1. Yes, will be making more of these healthy bites ^~^

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  8. No bake recipes are the best Karen!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  9. No bake? This looks amazing, Karen! I am now thinking about replacing making Chinese New Year cookies with these bites - much faster and healthier. Thanks for planting an idea into my head! ;)

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    1. Hi Sharon,
      Yeah great idea as CNY cookies. .. make them look stylish and elegant like eastern Ferrero Rocher !

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