If you’ve followed the Healthy Gluten-Free Family a while, you know that we are big fans of energy bites, or “bliss balls” as many call them.
They are our go-to snack, any time of day.
These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites are a hands down favorite, loved by everyone in the family. Literally, someone is always reaching one whether as breakfast, a snack or dessert.
So we keep a close eye on the stock in the freezer and fridge. (Some of us like them in the refrigerator, others eat them straight out of the freezer).
They are made with just 5 ingredients, are gluten-free and vegan and so yummy!
They are made with Barney Butter almond butter, gluten-free rolled oats, maple syrup, mini chips (we use Enjoy Life Foods mini chips), and shredded coconut.
And they couldn’t be easier to make. You literally just mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and roll into balls. They are what people refer to as “no bake”.
You can eat them right away or store them in the refrigerator or freezer. I like to store most of them in the freezer and keep a few in the refrigerator at all times for easy access.
They are the perfect energy boost and we’ve been known to eat them at breakfast, on the go, for snacks or dessert… see why they disappear so quickly?!
Some of us like them as the original recipe was developed… rolled in coconut.
Some of us like them not rolled in coconut. So we always have two types in the house.
No matter who you enjoy them or when you eat them, they are packed with nutrients and yummy!
The original recipe was from my friend Carissa who used to run The Stand Juice in Fairfield CT. We’ve since adjusted quantities to taste but always think of her as we enjoy them!
Hope you love them as much as we do!
Also, in case you don’t know I am Barney Butter Ambassador! Barney Butter is the only almond butter we use. And we’ve been using Barney Butter as long as we’ve been making these Energy Bites (which is a l o n g time!) … It’s Certified Gluten-Free, peanut-free, non-gmo and vegan and it’s the best flavor & texture. I’m convinced that the Barney Butter texture is what makes these almond balls hold their form so well.
Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.