Cherry Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
These Cherry Chocolate Chip Energy Bites are a simple, no-bake treat, filled with healthier ingredients and loaded with flavor. Perfect for a quick breakfast, snack, or even dessert, you'll be whipping up these bites all year long!
Servings: 25 bites
- 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup dried cherries
- ¼ cup mini milk chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup almond butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
In a large bowl, combine the oats, dried cherries, chocolate chips, and chia seeds. Set aside.
In a small, microwaveable bowl, add the almond butter and honey. Microwave for 15-20 seconds, or until almond butter melts slightly so that it is easier to stir. Let cool slightly, if needed.
Remove from microwave and add in vanilla extract. Stir thoroughly until mixture is smooth.
Pour almond butter mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine, ensuring all of the oats are covered. If the mixture seems too wet, add 1 tablespoon (or more) of oats, until it comes together.
Place bowl into refrigerator and chill for 15-20 minutes so that mixture holds together and is easier to shape into balls.
Once mixture is slightly firm, form into small balls. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
- If mixture is too dry, add more honey to hold together.
Serving: 1bite | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg