These will be a favorite of everyone in your house. Healthy energy bars and no no baking!
1 cup oatmeal (dry)
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter such as almond)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed (or buy whole and use a coffee bean grinder)
1/4 to 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or use raisins, almonds or pecans instead
1 tsp vanilla
Optional: Add protein powder, goji berries, use light peanut butter, use dark chocolate
Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. You can also spread mixture in a large cookie bar pan and cut into squares instead of rolling into balls.
Tip: Wet your hands when making into balls and you will avoid any sticky mess if you run your hands through water every few balls or put your hands in plastic bags to roll.
Makes 24 balls: 110 calories, 13 carbs, 6 grams of fat, and 2 grams of protein. Adapted from Smashed Peas and Carrots