These Cookie Dough Energy Bites are exactly what you need right now!! They cure that sweet tooth and are less expensive than pre-made energy bars. Easy to make and gluten free.
When I first had Parker, I (or my mom) made these energy bites weekly. These bites are that perfect snack to eat when you are pressed for time and you want something sweet.
Which reminds me that I need to make another batch of these Cookie Dough Energy Bites because I’ve been craving ice cream post dinner, and although we have indulged it (last night), hello…. I should make these for a healthier option :)
This Cookie Dough Energy Bite recipe has been made over and over again for all of my new mom friends because I know how helpful having a little snack on hand is at 3am when you’re nursing a baby. Today, I’m making these for my friend Katie, who just had her 3rd baby all under 3 years!! Whoa, guys. That’s a lot of everything baby. I really don’t know how she’s doing it.
She needs these energy bites! And so do you.
One thing I really love about this recipe is I usually have all the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch in a flash. Yes, your hands will get a little messy rolling these balls. The trick for that is to just keep pressing them together and adding a little water as needed when you’re rolling them.
Congrats Katie on your new bundle of joy! I hope you enjoy these Cookie Dough Energy Bites as much as I do. Gotta run, baby is waking up now. Let the day begin!
- 1½ cup raw oats (certified GF if needed)
- ½ cup honey
- ¾ cup almond butter
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup sliced raw almonds
- ½ cup ground flaxseeds
- 2-4 tablespoons water
- In a large bowl, stir together oats, honey, almond butter, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, almonds, flax and water.
- Roll cookie dough into 24 uniform balls.
- Store in airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat. No baking required!
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, millennial mom of two active and hungry boys, which makes me an around the clock milkmaid and cheerio picker upper. Here on Love & Zest, I share (mostly) healthy recipes to fuel the whole family and real life stories of modern motherhood.
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