No Bake Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Energy Bites (V, GF, DF): a one bowl recipe for protein-packed energy bites bursting with whole ingredients. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Whole Grain.
Hiya! How are you today? Energetic? Sleepy? Maybe just somewhere in the middle? Either way, I hope you’re having an amazing start to the day because… we could all use that, don’t you think?
Last week, I shared my dark chocolate coconut almond trail mix cookies with you. I’ve already received awesome feedback and readers telling me they’d make just one change to the recipe: DOUBLE it next time. 😉 Yeah!
So this week, I thought we’d kick off with something super fun with similar trail mix vibes: No Bake Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Energy Bites! Why yes, I did have to put an exclamation mark after that. Are you a fan of no bake treats? If so, do you associate no bake with desserts or energy-packed snacks?
Hiking up the hill with my energy-packed snacks,
Looking for some rocks to carry in my backpack.
Sounds like something crazy, but it’s called ruck…ing
Feeling so energetic, no longer simply nap-ping.
Why yes, you’re very welcome for that lovely tune. See, who said I couldn’t provide you with an ego boost?? I’m here to simply embarrass myself with these lyrical “stylings” and make you feel waaaay better about yourself. 😉 Friends do this for friends, amiright? ????
Anywho, I’ve clearly had my fair share of these no bake bites and I’m ready to conquer that ridiculously hilly snow-topped hill near my house (yes, it is a hilly hill… if you can imagine). All I need are some of those tennis-racket snow shoe thingies, a little packet of these bites, and Erik for company, of course. Who wants to join us? ????
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP TRAIL MIX ENERGY BITES (VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY-FREE, ONE BOWL)
¼ cup vegan chocolate chips (mini and regular)
¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
¾ cup unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes
¼ cup ground flaxseed
¾ cup natural, unsalted creamy almond butter
¼ cup pure maple syrup
In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients: chocolate chips, cranberries, walnuts, sunflower seeds, oats, coconut and flaxseed.
Add almond butter and maple syrup. Using a sturdy spatula, stir and fold together until well incorporated.
Scoop mixture into your hands (mine are 2 tablespoons each). Roll and press into bites. If the mixture is a little dry, add in a little more almond butter or maple syrup. Enjoy!