Yes, that is a super long and ridiculous title but I had to get it all in there. And yes, these little guys are as delicious as they sound.
I've been seeing this no-bake energy bite craze all over the blogosphere and everyone seems to have the same recipe. A good example can be found here on Smashed Peas and Carrots. I tried this recipe a few weeks ago and it was definitely tasty. It was also, however, very high in sugar. I've been tweaking things here and there to try to slim it down a bit and, by jove, I think I've got it! Don't blame me when you eat the whole batch in one night though, fair warning.
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 scoops rich chocolate egg protein powder
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk if that's what you use)
4 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. I used a fork and then my hands. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Remove the "dough" from the fridge and roll into balls, I made 12. Then enjoy! Or refrigerate if not eating them all at once. Which again, I can not be held accountable for if you do.
We are really loving these and I think we will play around with all of the add-ins. Chocolate chips are great, but lots of extra sugar. I think chopped nuts would be delicious in them. These bites were a bit more crumbly than the original recipe I've been seeing, most likely due to no honey. If you'd like to add honey or extra almond milk, feel free.
And for those who are interested, here's the nutritional stats on 1 bite.