rocks that you can eat

what you are about read might make your mouth water again. hehe...

I find this so called "energy balls" interesting and is planning to make some one day. they look similar to meatballs and taste like your favorite cookie, a healthier option that you can eat anytime you want and it's very cheap too.

edible rocks

the ingredients

1 cup dry, oatmeal
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla.

the process
  1. mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  
  3. once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you like. 
store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated (for up to 1 week).


feel free to substitute with your favorite nut butter (almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.) and you can also add in some wheat germ in place of some or all of the flaxseed. 

for the chocolate chips (or an addition to them), you can use:
  • chopped dried fruit (apricots, dates, raisins, etc.)
  • dried berries (cranberries, cherries, etc.)
  • chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, or sunflower seeds
  • other chips (butterscotch, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, M&Ms, etc.)
  • other grains (different kinds of oatmeal, rice cereal, etc.)
the joy of these bites being “no bake” is super flexible.  if you end up needing to omit one of the dry ingredients (such as coconut or flax), just add in some extra of whatever other dry ingredient is remaining (for example, the oats).  if you feel like your energy bites are too dry, add in extra honey or peanut butter.  it’s not really required that you refrigerate these, but it helps them stick well together.

I'll be doing some calorie counting and will update you soon.

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