Nutella & Flax Energy Bites
this past weekend during our family grocery shopping expedition i came across a surprise sale on Nutella which opted me to grab a jar and watch as the kids faces lit up.
they love Nutella.
i love nutella.
heck, everyone loves nutella.
truthfully, we've been out of stock for awhile now, and i'm never one to pass on a bargain, so it was fate this jar of deliciousness was coming home with me.
plus, i was looking for a different mix in for my favourite go to snacks...
nutella it is.
nutella for the win.
best part is we are now all stocked up on ski weekend snacks.
nutella & flax energy bites
1 1/4 cups quick oats
3/4 cups unsweetened coconut
1/4 - 1/2 cup flax seeds, ground
1/4 cup hazelnuts, chopped
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/2 cup nutella
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
in large bowl combine nutella, honey, and vanilla, mix well. add in oats, coconut, flax seeds (starting with 1/4 cup), chia seeds and combine. if mixture is still too wet and in a little more flax. fold in chocolate chips and hazelnuts.
refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes. once chilled roll into balls.
store in air-tight container in fridge
yields: 15-25 balls depending on size
adapted from my oatmeal, coconut & graham cracker bites