Protein No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites Recipe

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Isn't it wonderful how many recipes there are now that you can make without having to use your oven, poke with a fork to be sure it's ready, or worry that the whole thing will flop when you take it out of the oven? This Protein No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites recipe meets every one of those objections, and a few more as well. In addition it is a snack you can feel good about feeding your family.

This energy bar has so much going for it. First, it proves that things can be delicious and nutritious. This recipe combines peanuts and chocolate, and who could say no to such a perfect combination? It bumps up the fiber by using old-fashioned rolled oats and almond butter. As if that wasn't enough to convince you to try them, you also have the option of adding extra protein. Just add the recommended amount of protein powder and the puffed brown rice and you have a snack that will help you keep on running and running, after the kids, to your job and the myriad number of things that a mom does every day.

Another super part of this recipe is that your kids can either help you make it or if they are big enough they could even put this no-bake together by themselves. There are only six ingredients and no baking. So it takes just a few minutes for you to make up or for your hungry kids to put it together themselves. The recipe creates a nutty chewy chocolate-y blend that everyone will want to eat.

Peanuts are often thought to be too high in fat for most of us to eat. However, peanuts contain the heart healthy fat and have been found to even lower cardiovascular risks. Peanuts also contain fiber, protein and vitamin E. They also contain the same antioxidant found in red wine. Chocolate has become well known for its health benefits and oats, especially the old-fashioned variety, are commonly touted for their nutrition benefits. Together, these ingredients also create a flavor triumvirate that most of us find irresistible. We think your family will too.

Here is a tip that might encourage some healthy snacking in your family. You can blend all of the dry ingredients together and leave them in a jar on the kitchen counter. Make it a glass container so your family can see the chocolate chips and oatmeal flakes inside. Put a measured spoon inside the container. On the front of the jar tell write out how they can take out a scoop, put it into a bowl, then add the pre-prepared blend of almond butter and honey you leave in the fridge. It's as easy for them to make as a bowl of cereal and far more nutritious. And, with only a few steps, they've made enough to share with you and everyone else in the household. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Oh, Sweet Basil.

Nutrition Facts for: Protein No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites Recipe From Oh, Sweet Basil
Ingredients: Old fashioned rolled oats, almond butter, honey, chocolate protein powder, chocolate chips, puffed brown rice.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 48, Calories from Fat 6, Total Fat 0.7g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%, Cholesterol 10mg 3%, Sodium 21mg 1%, Potassium 59mg 2%, Carbohydrates 6.3g 2%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 0.8g, Protein 4.1g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

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