This is a healthy take on the traditional no bake cookies. So good and good for you! I am always asked for this recipe every time I make them. They are a hit with the kids and the adults, and always go quick! I store them in the freezer because I think they taste best frozen, but not necessary.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen bites
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine oats, chocolate chips, flax seed, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; form into balls using your hands. Arrange energy bites on a baking sheet and freeze until set, about 1 hour.

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Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 10.6g; fat 5.3g; sodium 27.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2016
Made these today and they are delicious! Only thing I changed was how I prepared them, I made these changes based on a few other reviews that had great tips! Here's how I made mine: Used a food processor or blender to grind up the oatmeal and chocolate chips in to a powder. Pour this mixture in to a bowl, stir in the flax until well mixed. Then add in your pb (I used creamy)and vanilla. Heat the honey for about 10sec so that it is thinner, then add to the bowl. Stir until well combined. Put in to fridge for 10-30mins, use a 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon to dish out the dough (can be rounded scoops or exact, doesn't matter). This made me about 30, 1inch bites. Put in the freezer to enjoy later! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2015
I haven't made them yet but I want to. I don't like flax seed. Can I substitute or just leave out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2017
I have three athletic middle schoolers who eat like a hoarde of ravenous locusts. I followed a reviewer's suggestion, doubled the batch, processed it in my food processor, and then spread it in an 8x8" silicone baking "pan" and refrigerated it, slicing it after an hour or so (because ain't nobody got time to roll a bunch of dough balls). I immediately put the bars into snack bags (or else, they'd be picked to nothing in the pan by the aforementioned locusts) and back into the freezer until the locusts are allowed to transfer them directly from the freezer to their lunch bag. They're delicious, they're easy, and thanks to Aldi ingredients, they're inexpensive. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2016
Made these today and they are delicious! Only thing I changed was how I prepared them, I made these changes based on a few other reviews that had great tips! Here's how I made mine: Used a food processor or blender to grind up the oatmeal and chocolate chips in to a powder. Pour this mixture in to a bowl, stir in the flax until well mixed. Then add in your pb (I used creamy)and vanilla. Heat the honey for about 10sec so that it is thinner, then add to the bowl. Stir until well combined. Put in to fridge for 10-30mins, use a 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon to dish out the dough (can be rounded scoops or exact, doesn't matter). This made me about 30, 1inch bites. Put in the freezer to enjoy later! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2015
To help keep the mix from sticking to my hands, I refrigerate it for about 30 minutes before making into balls. This really helps! These are also very good with toasted coconut mixed in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2014
I was super impressed with this recipe!! My husband's #1 hobby is body building... I am always in search of a good recipe that fits into his eating plan. These are perfect! I have made them several times with different nuts and fruits even pumpkin is good. Serve them COLD it makes all the difference! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2015
I followed the recipe exactly and it made 11 medium size balls (not too big or too small). Use natural PB so the wet and dry stick together better. You can also heat the wet (honey & PB) up before mixing (balls will be darker, but same taste). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2015
I haven't made them yet but I want to. I don't like flax seed. Can I substitute or just leave out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2014
This is great as is but I added ground Chia seeds and dried cranberries. Nom Nom! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2015
Made these few weeks ago, keep in fridge for when I need-yes need;) easy, yummy & health conscious. I added some dark chocolate nut butter, as well peanut butter, added some cinnamon, & didn't have enough vanilla so augmented with almond. They were tiny bit sweet for me so I'll use less honey next time. I look forward to making these again, perhaps trying almond butter or using pb chips-lots of possibilities! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2015
Easy to make and oh so good!!! I didn't have crunchy peanut butter and used creamy and it was great! My kids (me too) really enjoyed eating this energy balls.The key is the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. They give it that extra chocolately crunch and it is a perfect compliment with the peanut butter. Can't wait to make these balls again! Read More
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