Recipe: Almond Energy Bites

I call them “balls”…just cuz I can. 😉

<—–these are mine…all mine.

ALL.  MINE.

I made these beauties the other day after seeing a post shared on Facebook by “Live the Smart Way.”  I’m not gonna lie,  I’ve found the exact same recipe on another website, and I’m not 100% who the credit should go to.  Google it, if you must.

So, I’m going to type it out.  You can fight out who originally made it amongst yourselves while I stuff my face with these hearty, filling, ROCKIN’ (chocolate-included!) balls (if you’re suddenly reminiscing about a South Park episode…you rock *grin*).

1 cup quick cooking oatmeal

1 cup toasted coconut flakes

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter

1/2 cup ground flax seed

1/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey

1 tsp. vanilla

Blend and roll into balls and serve

1.  I do not endorse publishing for your viewing pleasure a recipe wherein I’ve changed the entire structure in order to make it a recipe of something totally different.  Nothing pisses me off more than going to a recipe site, reading reviews (because I do want to know if it’s good!)…and finding out that the person REALLY, totally loved it, but changed 1/2 the ingredients and added 5 more.

(o.O)  Seriously. #wtf

Thusly, I can tell you that I used almond butter, because that’s what one of the choices were, and I actually friggin’ had some.

I can also tell you that I used honey (organic, actually…go me!).

2.  These are tasty as all get out.  Even my oldest teenager ate one.  True story.

3.  I will absolutely make these again.

This morning I had my protein smoothie and two balls (see, if I said, “bites”…you’d think it was literally “two bites”…and it wasn’t…so there…OCD represent!).  I was comfortably full until about 11:00 a.m., wherein I ate an apple.  Diabetic represent! *fistpumps*

Enjoy. 😉

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