Packed with nuts, oats and dates, these healthy no-bake bites make the perfect snack. They’re loaded with fiber, protein and good fats to fuel you through your day.
I eat a lot when I’m at home. The last few days I haven’t left the house because there’s something wrong with our car and it’s being worked on right now. So I spend a whole lot of time in front of a screen, feel bored after a few hours, stand up, see something to eat, pop it in my mouth and go back to my laptop. It’s a constant cycle.
The next supermarket is at least 15 km away, and with the heat in Thailand, there’s no way I can get there without a car. We’ve run out of fruits and other snacks, and I feel pretty sick from all the sweets I’ve been stuffing myself with these days, so I searched through the kitchen for a few common ingredients to make delicious good-for-you energy bites. Good thing about these bites is that they don’t require any ‘special’ ingredient, you probably have everything at home already, because even I do, and I haven’t hit the supermarket in a week.
These energy bites don’t require any baking. You simply combine everything in a food processor, roll into balls and chill them for whenever you need a good snack. Made with rolled oats, dates, peanut butter, almonds and honey, they’re loaded with protein, healthy fats and fiber. Talk about the perfect snack!
Have I mentioned how versatile and customizable this recipe is? No almonds? Sub any other nuts. Don’t like peanut butter (seriously?)? Use almond butter instead. Feel free to add in additional ingredients like shredded coconut, cocoa powder, raisins or chocolate chips (yum). Go crazy my friends.
Guess what I’m doing today. I’m gonna spend a whole lot of time in front of a screen, feel bored after a few hours, stand up, see a delicious peanut butter bite, pop it in my mouth and go back to my laptop. Much better than yesterday.
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- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup raw almonds
- 8 dates (soaked in hot water for a few minutes, pitted)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- A pinch of sea salt
- A few drops of water
- In a food processor, process the dates until a sticky consistency is formed. Then, combine the rest of the ingredients in the food processor. Blend until a sticky dough forms. If the mixture is too dry, add a few drops of water to the food processor. If too wet, add a teaspoon of oats.
- Roll into 12 balls.
- Pop in the fridge to set, at least an hour. Freeze for a longer term storage.