Jayne Gautreau
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Jayne Gautreau: No Bake Energy Bites (or, holy goodness!)

Last summer, I wanted to find a yummy, healthy snack that I could have for those on-the-go busy summer days.

I saw a recipe for No Bake Energy Bites and I made them.

I was hooked.

They. Are. Yummy.

They are also great for packing with you to the park and for travelling in the car if you need a quick, healthy and filling snack.

Plus? They are so easy to make, even your little ones can help make them with you!

And the other great thing: No need to turn on your oven, which I love during the summer.

This recipe calls for honey, and you can find lots of yummy local honey at the farmers markets throughout our county.

I also was able to make this recipe gluten- and dairy-free for my son. I just substituted Bob’s Red Mill gluten free oats for the oatmeal, and I use Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and Gluten, Dairy, Nut & Soy Free Mini Chocolate Chips.

Just a word of caution: If you do these make these, they are addictive.

No Bake Energy Bites

1 cup (dry) oatmeal
1/2-cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll into bite-size balls. Refrigerate to set. Enjoy!

Jayne Gautreau is married with three children (and she clearly wants us to treat our tastebuds this summer). Read her Mondays on Douglas County Moms.

They are so easy to make, even your little ones can help make them with you! And the other great thing: No need to turn on your oven, which I love during the summer.


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