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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites: the recipe takes less than five minutes!

Posted at 1:46 PM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 15:46:41-04

Christina Lakey and Tammy Blankenship, the bloggers behind Food Apparel blog, show us a healthy recipe for a simple treat. For more from them, go here. 

HEALTHY ENERGY BITES RECIPE AKA HEALTHY COOKIE DOUGH BALLS

• ½ cup peanut, cashew, or almond butter
• ½ cup ground flax seed (I prefer the golden)
• 1 cup oats, quick cooking or old fashioned
• ⅓ cup honey or maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• up to ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
• 2-4 tablespoons craisins, cocoa nibs, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, sunflower seeds, coconut

DIRECTIONS
1. In a large bowl, mix nut butter, flax seed, oats, sweetener, vanilla, and cinnamon (optional).
2. Stir in your desired mix-ins.
3. With a small scoop or spoon, scoop out bites and roll into 1 tablespoon balls.
4. Refrigerate until hard and store in bag.

NOTES
Dress it Up:
Add ¼ cup cocoa powder for a chocolate energy ball