Lately my life has been pretty busy, between school, work, and everything else. Considering all the places I have to be in a given day, I find myself eating on the go throughout the day. However, I won’t take my busy lifestyle as an excuse to eat convenience foods. Instead, I adapted a delicious recipe from Gimme Some Oven to fit my personal taste. These Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites have a balance or fat, protein, and carbohydrates and contain no refined sugar! Don’t worry if you’re not a culinary expert, as assembling these energy bites is extremely easy!
One of the critical components of this recipes is “natural” peanut butter. However, the word natural does not have a legal definition from any regulatory agency in the U.S. Even though they don’t contain hydrogenated oils, many so-called natural peanut butters are ridden with added sugar, salt, and palm-oil. That’s why I choose Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter–it only contains peanuts, just as it should.
To make Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites, start by mixing all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl with a spatula or spoon. When everything is well combined, let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to make the assembly easier.
Once the mixture is chilled, take a small handful and begin shaping it into a ball. (Don’t be afraid to get a little sticky!)
Keep rolling until the dough is gone–there will probably be about 20-25 balls. Store the bites in the refrigerator or freezer. I prefer having them frozen, but they will be just fine in the fridge if you want them softer. Enjoy!
Other recipes to try:
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffles
- Nut-Free Granola Bars
- Vegan Nut-Free Granola
- Chocolate Peanut-Butter Overnight Oats
Vegan No-Bake Energy Bites
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats gluten free
- ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup + 2 Tbs Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup unsweetened dried fruit
- Mix all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
- Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to make them easier to roll.
- Remove from fridge and roll the dough into balls, about one inch in diameter. If you are having a hard time getting them to stick, add some extra peanut butter.
- Store the bites in the refrigerator or in the freezer for longer term storage. (Personally, I prefer eating them frozen.) Enjoy!