• I talk about and eat them incessantly
• You dig through my freezer for them when you come over (Mom & Nora)
• I have brought you some after you had a baby. (too many names to list here - they are kind of my thing to give to new mommies, so if you have a baby, expect energy bites.)
• You have energy bite making parties b/c you love them as much as I do! (Kate and Jodie)
If for some crazy reason you do not know what what energy bites are, here you go:
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use Smuckers organic w/o hydrogenated oils)
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
(mini chocolate chips - optional - I only put these in once in a while)
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and make into balls. Place the balls on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and then place in the freezer. Once the balls are frozen, throw them all in a gallon ziplock freezer bag (or tupperware) and keep in the freezer. When you want one, take one out and zap it in the microwave for about 12-15 seconds.
EASY PEASY!!!!! :)
Note: You will mostly likely have to take your rings off and really get in there with your hands to mix it well. It can be a little hard to mix. I ALWAYS double this recipe. We go through them pretty fast in this house.
They are PERFECT for new moms b/c they are full of protein and fast and easy to eat when you walk in the door with the baby and the baby it cranky and needs to eat, but YOU are starving as well b/c you are breastfeeding and need to eat something too! lol I went through these like crazy while I was on maternity leave.