Nut-Free Energy Bites

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Prep: 5 min
Total: 45 min
Makes: 20 to 24 balls 


1 cup oats
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup ground flax
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sunflower butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract


In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least half an hour.

Once your dough is chilled, roll into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Originally published in the ParentsCanada Fall 2018 issue. Recipe excerpted from The School Year Survival Cookbook by Laura Keough and Ceri Marsh. Photo by Maya Visnyei.

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