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123 Energy Bites {In the Raw}

Meet my new morning love…123 Energy bites. Little balls of nuts, seeds & oatmeal all held together with honey and peanut butter. Lots of good stuff, with a touch of the sweet stuff to satisfy “that” tooth! And easy…so, so easy to make.

energy bites

When hunger strikes in the early hours of the day, I tend to eat what is “ready to eat”. Things like cookies with my coffee. Now I know that’s not the “right” choice. But hey, I’m being honest here. Having these little bundles ready to pop in my mouth, make me feel a little better. Better knowing at least I’m eating something with nutritional value, but also better in the sense they give me a spurt of energy, fuel to start my day. If your curious what health benefits nuts and seeds can offer you, check out this article here. They happen to be a great fiber-filled in between meal snack too!

energy bites

These little bites came to be because I had a huge container of Snack Mix in the house that no one was eating. It has a lot of good stuff in it – sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cashews, almonds – but it wasn’t “going”. I even tried putting it in little single serving size containers, and it still wouldn’t go. Creativity needed to step in! As good as the mix is, it wasn’t easy to eat. Those little seeds kept slipping through the fingers! So a bundling was required ๐Ÿ™‚ Hence…the 123 Energy Bites.

energy bites

Why am I calling them 123 Energy Bites? Well, they’re as easy as 123! 1. Dump in ingredients in a bowl; 2. Mix all those ingredients up real good; 3. Form into balls! Done ๐Ÿ™‚

energy bites

Ingredients:
1 cup mixed seeds/nuts/dried fruit [pumpkin sees, sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, raisins]
ยฝ cup old fashioned oats
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
2 Tablespoons honey

Directions:
1. Dump in a bowl…
2. Mix it all up…
3. Form into balls [place on parchment lined baking sheets].
…okay…there is a “4”… refrigerate until firm ๐Ÿ™‚
Wait, wait, wait…”5″…eat ๐Ÿ˜›

123 energy bitesย  123 energy bites

Makes about 2ยฝ dozen 1 inch-diameter balls

123 energy bites

15 comments

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  2. There is a great coffee shop near my house that makes something very similar to these. I believe the ingredients are one or two off from yours, but same concept. I have been meaning to figure out a recipe. This is great!

    • Such a happy coincidence! It all came down to finding a way to “stick” it together. When my huge container of snack mix is gone, I’ll definitely try switching up the ingredients a bit.

    • Thanks, they are pretty healthy, yet still taste great! The platter is featured frequently here, as I love it’s size and it’s photogenic ๐Ÿ˜‰

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