No-Bake Energy Bites

Small BIG crisis…

Heaven Sent Peanut Butter

The. Peanut. Butter. Is. Gone. Seriously. I’mnotkidding.

I was hoping to make this recipe and noticed that my peanut butter jar was nearing the end. But I ALWAYS have an extra. I guess not this time. I went ravaging through my cupboards. Nope, nowhere to be found. Mom–If you’re reading this, we need to make a stop at Sam’s Club, ASAP!

Although this IS the current issue of the utmost importance in the house right now–forget the studying or research project for now–I did manage to have enough peanut butter to make these amazing No-Bake Energy Bites. I’ve made these once before and my husband pretty much gobbled them up before I could try them. But he’s gone all day, so maybe they will last until the morning…or midnight.

What really made me want to eat make these was the honey that was given to us this weekend from my husband’s aunt. She recently took up beekeeping and she has been very generous to share the sweet nectar as a result! Thank you, Auntie Lori!

You’re going to want to make these energy bites as soon as you see how easy they are to make. Ready. Set. Go.

Heaven Sent Peanut Butter: No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites

Recipe Adapted from: Gimme Some Oven

  • 1 cup, old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract

Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl until thoroughly mixed. Roll out approximately 20 balls and place on a pan or plate lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for approximately 1 hour.

Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. Enjoy!!

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Raise your hand if you love peanut butter? Well, I hope your hand is raised for this one…Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal! Yuuuummmm!

I started making this recipe when I lived at my parent’s house. A couple years ago, there was 5 of us living there at the time. The first time I made this recipe I made it on a Sunday night to provide a yummy breakfast for the rest of the week. Rest of the week? Yeah, wishful thinking. I came down the stairs that Monday morning–the last one to leave the house (it was only 7:30 a.m.!)–and there was maybe, MAYBE, 2 portions left of the baked oatmeal! My family RIPPED through the oatmeal. Oatmeal! Okay. Breathe. Sorry for raising my voice a little. I’ll calm down now. I can be calm because it is just myself and the hubby in the house now. Okay, wait…hopefully he won’t eat it all before I get the chance. Yikes, I better get moving…

You should get moving too. You gotta get this baked oatmeal in the oven for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Heck, make it for dinner. It’s THAT good. (Sorry for raising my voice again.)

Heaven Sent Peanut Butter: Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Mix all ingredients together and stir until well combined. Spread into a lightly greased 13×9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve warm and with milk, if desired.

Enjoy!