Recipe Review: Gimme Some Oven’s No Bake Energy Bites

My brother’s fiancee Shelby shared this recipe with me when I visited them in Minnesota. I made them for the second time this week and thought it’d be a good recipe to review!

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No Bake Energy Bites

The original recipe can be found here on the blog Gimme Some Oven.  This is the first recipe of hers that I’ve tried and based on it, I’ll be browsing her blog for some more ideas!

I love these bites for a quick snack, an easy breakfast on-the-go or a sweet pop of dessert at the end of the day (or anytime really).  I keep them refrigerated and grab one when I want to.  They’re a little sweet but really filling from the fatty peanut butter and ground flax.  The recipe is super easy to customize too.  Add or take out any of the ingredients here you don’t like.

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Scores

  • Taste: 8 out of 10.  It’s sweetened with honey, which I’m not a huge fan of yet.  But I LOVE peanut butter and that’s a big flavor in it too.
  • Ease: 8 out of 10.  There’s no oven, and just one bowl.  But I have yet to find a way to cook with honey without getting it on everything.  It’s on my phone, on the refrigerator handle and on the oven still.

Kitchen Utensils

  • Large mixing bowl
  • A 1/2 c measuring cup
  • A 1/3 c measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • Container to store them in after rolling

Food Items

Measure and put them into the bowl in this order!

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  • 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 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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This is what the ground flax I used looks like.  Keep refrigerated after opening.

Once everything is in the bowl, use a mixing spoon to stir it all together.  I eventually gave up on the spoon and used my hands to mix, making it a little messier than it probably could have been.  But I wanted to be sure the distribution of ingredients was thorough!

Measuring, combining and mixing all of the ingredients took me just under 13 minutes.  This included some honey mishap clean up and dealing with my supervisor who could not shut her mouth about wanting to taste the peanut butter.

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Just a taste Miley.

The mixture goes into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.  Use this time to clean the dishes, throw in some laundry and tidy up elsewhere in the house.  Or drink some wine.  After 30 minutes, pull the bowl out of the fridge and roll the mixture into balls of your size preference.  This took me just under 6 minutes but I also made a double batch.

This recipe is in my rotation pretty frequently.  It’s easy to whip up a batch one night and have them all week to snack on.  Good luck making them last all week though, they’re pretty tasty 😉

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Ready to pop in your mouth!

Will you try these?  What other recipes would you like to see reviewed?

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