No-Bake Energy Bites

Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon.


In truth I find myself in the busiest stage of life I’ve ever experienced, a relentless and impossible month. So here’s a recipe for such a time as this—No-Bake Energy Bites, our favorite cookie at the moment.


I found this recipe online (there are versions galore), and tweaked and tweaked it until it’s just right for my family. We like a mix of quick oats and rolled. We like milk chocolate chips. We found the vanilla distracted us from the creamier flavors, and began omitting it. Even my kids who don’t like coconut love these little guys.

No-Bake Energy Bites

1 ¼ cup quick oats

1 ¼ cup rolled oats

1 cup coconut

1 cup wheat germ

¾ cup chocolate chips

2 Tbsp. flax seeds

1 cup peanut butter

¾ cup honey

Stir dry ingredients together, then add peanut butter and honey. Stir well. Chill half an hour, then shape into balls. Refrigerate to store. Yield: 40-50 1” balls—enough to last two days at my house if I’m lucky.


Of course you could add whatever you’d like to this recipe: dried fruit, more seeds, M&Ms. What would you throw in?

Happy eating! May your energy rise to meet the road. Or something like that.