Peanut Butter Coconut Energy Bites

Man, sometimes being an adult really sucks! In two days I have had a frozen and broken dishwasher pipe, a leaking sink, and a small chimney fire. If bad things come in 3’s, then I better be good for a while!

In the midst of all this, all I have really wanted is a glass of wine and a cookie as big as my head. Since I am trying to lose a little weight though and not eat my feelings, I have been turning to these little lifesavers to satisfy me.

Energy balls have been all the rage in the last year or two, and for good reason. There are hundreds of varieties, they are super customizable and a great way to sneak in some good for you foods like flax and chia seeds.

I love the combo of coconut and peanut butter in these, and of course I was going to add some chocolate chips. Don’t like peanut butter? Use your favorite nut butter. Not feeling like chocolate chips? How about some dried cranberries? The possibilities are endless!

Recipe adapted from Beaming Baker

Peanut Butter Coconut Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts or add-ins (mini chocolate chips, raisins, etc.)
  • Wet Ingredients
  • ¾ cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
  • ¼ cup honey

Instructions

  • Slightly melt peanut butter in microwave, about 30 second. In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients using a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Scoop mixture into your hands and roll into bites. I like my bites to be about 1 ½ tablespoons. If the mixture is too dry, add in a bit more honey.
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