My No-Bake, No-Sugar, High-Protein Snack – Easy Energy Bites

The Perfect Snack: No-Sugar, No-Bake, High-Protein Energy Bites!

When I make a snack, I want it to be good!  We don’t buy a lot of store-bought snacks, and I am always looking for a new idea.  I found this recipe, and I am hooked. It is the perfect snack.

These little snacks fulfill all my snack criteria: easy, healthy, mouth-wateringly DELICIOUS, and super filling.  Also, they use ingredients I always keep on hand which is the key to every good recipe.  I eat them for snack, breakfast, lunch, and even dessert.  Sometimes I wake up thinking about them.  Sigh.  Maybe I like food a little too much.

The Perfect Snack: No-Bake, No-Sugar, High-Protein Energy Bites
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • ⅔ cup coconut flakes -- if you don't have this just add an additional ⅔ c. oatmeal
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ -- if you don't have this just add an additional ½ c. oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ½ cup chocolate chips/raisins/dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1 tsp. cocoa (optional)
Instructions
  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.  Makes about 15-20 balls.  I calculate them to be about 100 calories each, which in my opinion, is high-calorie!  But, one or two will fill me up so I just limit how many I eat :).

 

MY NO-BAKE, NO-SUGAR, HIGH-PROTEIN SNACK – EASY ENERGY BITES - A Modern Commonplace Book

MY NO-BAKE, NO-SUGAR, HIGH-PROTEIN SNACK – EASY ENERGY BITES - A Modern Commonplace Book

The Perfect Snack- No-Bake, No-Sugar, High-Protein Energy Bites! - A Modern Commonplace Book

why a commonplace book?

When I was young my mother gave me a little red notebook.  She included an article about the bygone phenomenon of the commonplace book.  I loved the idea of a little place that I could keep all my random thoughts – my favorite quotes, a list of favorite mascaras, my favorite paint swatch.  These topics are probably far from what Thomas Jefferson kept in his commonplace book, but still, these books were not meant to be in-depth scientific journals, just little places to keep little daily ideas.  Commonplace books take their name from the Latin phrase locus communis, meaning “a theme or article of general application”.

The use of the commonplace book began in England during the 17th century, and originated the gerund “commonplacing”.  I wish these little books were still part of our daily lives!

Why a Commonplace Book?

That is what I want with this blog.  I am not a genius with an invention worth writing about, or a flashy celebrity whose hourly schedule is a profitable commodity.  I don’t even plan on boring you with stories of my trips to the dentist.  I just want to write about ideas.  Ideas that are worth sharing.  Ideas that improve life.  Ideas that I don’t want to lose.  This is my attempt to begin commonplacing. Welcome!

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