Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites

This weekend I was in a serious baking mood but didn't know what to make that went with the super hot weather. I wanted to make homemade popcicles but didn't have popsicle molds, then I was thinking about making cookies but just thinking about turning the oven on made me sweat, so I resorted to no bake chocolate peanut butter protein balls. I made something similar to the protein balls (protein bars) and put the recipe on the blog a couple of months ago but they didn't end up tasting the way I wanted, so I wanted to redeem myself this time. The key to this recipe was instead of using honey, I used agave nectar and it made such a difference in the taste.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 ripe mashed banana
  • 1/3 cup walnuts

Directions

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in fridge for half an hour! Don't forget this part, because it makes it so much easier to mold into balls.
  2. Once chilled, roll into balls about one inch in diameter.
  3. Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 1 week.
  4. Makes 20-25 balls.
  5. Enjoy!
I hope you all enjoyed this recipe and will let me know if you try it out! Follow me on instagram @laurenbartlett12 Live Blissfully!
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