No-Bake Energy Bites (Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Soy-Free/Corn-Free)

No Bake Energy BitesEating dairy-free and gluten-free is not that hard BUT eating dairy-free and gluten-free on the go can be challenging. It can be especially difficult if you are on a road-trip, at a sporting event or at a movie theater.  I usually end up bringing along nuts, dried fruit or some kind of cereal to keep my hunger at bay but that is sometimes not enough.  I found this great recipe for no-bake energy bites (think homemade Clif bars) that are delicious and curb my sweet tooth and appetite.   

To be honest, I put too many Rice Krispies into my mix (the recipe reflects the right amount of Rice Krispies) and I couldn’t roll it into balls BUT it still was very good and could be eaten with fingers or with a spoon!

No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe

(Quantity: 20-25 Bites)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups of gluten-free Rice Krispies (or 1 cup gluten-free oatmeal)
  • 2/3 cup almond butter (or peanut butter/cashew butter/etc)
  • 1/2 cup ground flax-seed or chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free/soy-free/corn-free chocolate chips (or dried cranberries)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 cup shredded coconut flakes, optional

Method:

  1. In a medium-large bowl, begin mixing the almond butter and honey together.
  2. Add the rice krispies and flax-seed and continue mixing.
  3. Next, combine the chocolate chips (or dried cranberries). Mix.
  4. Lastly, add the vanilla extract.
  5. Continue mixing all of the ingredients until combined well.
  6. Chill the mix in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
  7. Once chilled, remove from refrigerator and roll into balls 1-2 inches in diameter.
  8. Store your no-bake energy bites in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Source: Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

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2 thoughts on “No-Bake Energy Bites (Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free/Soy-Free/Corn-Free)

  1. celestedimilla March 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    These look delicious! Except that since I’m vegan, I’d have to replace the honey with something else. Not a big deal, maple syrup would probably work nicely. Thanks for the post! Celeste

    • StephK-W March 4, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Honestly, these were gone quickly and I will be making them again! I will try maple syrup the next time just to change things up a bit.

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