Coffee and Chocolate Energy Bites

In the interest of time (b/c there are 10 ppl waiting on this recipe since posting it on my IG stories, LOL) I’m not writing a story about how good these are to eat, LOL! But Mike, my husband, ate four before I could get them in the fridge to chill. They definitely feel more like a sweet treat than a healthy snack and come to think of it, I ate 2 and I haven’t been hungry, they seem to be pretty filling too! Win-win!

I will say thou, I made these for CycleBar so I used Lily’s Stevia sweetened dark chocolate chips (they are Keto approved) so they would be as healthy as I could get them. I personally prefer a semi-sweet chocolate, next time I make these for myself I’ll probably use those mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. Other than that these little snack bites are good to go and good in my tummy! Enjoy!

Coffee and Chocolate No bake energy protein bites
Coffee and Chocolate No bake energy protein bites
Coffee and Chocolate No bake energy protein bites
Coffee and Chocolate No bake energy protein bites
Coffee and Chocolate No bake energy protein bites

Ingredients

1 cup old fashioned oats - I like quick oats b/c they are smaller
1/2 cup peanut butter (almond butter would work fine too)
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 tablespoon espresso, finely ground (instant coffee could work too, but look for a dark roast and maybe add a 1/2 tablespoon more)
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

Directions

In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add in the peanut butter and honey and stir until everything is well combined and all the dry ingredients stick together. I use a hard silicone spatula to really mash and mush the ingredients together.
If you have a small scoop use it to measure out the portions and roll into balls. Using a scoop helps keep all the bites the same size. If you don’t have a scoop just use a spoon. Linked here is the #40 scoop I use for all my protein bites.

Notes
Feel free to mix up, add in and swap out ingredients of your choice. I feel like some chopped walnuts would be really good in this mix as well.

If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more oats. When you