No-Bake Energy Bites
Adapted from I Can Teach My Child
Yield: ~30 bites (depending on size)
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal (rolled oats)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed (sometimes called flaxseed meal; you can find it in the bulk section, if your grocery store has one, or in the baking aisle)
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup agave or honey
1/2 tablespoon brewer's yeast (nutrition/health stores sell it, or you can order it on Amazon)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Put all the ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until well combined. (You could also use a hand mixer or even stir by hand). Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then form by hand into balls. I made mine tablespoon-sized and ended up with about 30 balls. Enjoy!
*note: these also freeze well! Make a double batch and keep the extras in the freezer!