No Bake Chocolate-Cherry Energy Bites

No Bake Chocolate-Cherry Energy Bites - Make a batch of these wholesome energy bites and keep them in the fridge to snack on all week! | foxeslovelemons.com

When my husband is on business trips, I have terrible eating habits that have only slightly improved over the years. You see, it’s something about cooking for one that I just don’t like. Primarily, it’s something about doing the dishes alone after I’ve cooked dinner alone and eaten dinner alone that I don’t like. The whole experience is just like a “gahhhhh…do I really HAVE to?” situation.

At one point, it got so bad that I ate trail mix for dinner for several days while Jeff was out of town. While I maintain that it was a complete, balanced meal (there was fruit, there was protein from the nuts, and there was even a little dessert built right into it with the chocolate), Jeff did not feel the same way. Often before he goes out of town now, he’ll take me to one of the fancier grocery stores in town and force me to pick out some pre-made soups, salads and entrees to stock the fridge.

No Bake Chocolate-Cherry Energy Bites - Make a batch of these wholesome energy bites and keep them in the fridge to snack on all week! | foxeslovelemons.com

We don’t always have time to do that before he skips town though, so sometimes I’m back to my old tricks. Recently, Jeff was gone and the fridge was barren. BUT, the day he left, I made a big batch of these No Bake Chocolate-Cherry Energy Bites. Generally, this would be a little treat that I would have Jeff take into his office to share with his co-workers. Well, since that wasn’t possible, you can pretty much guess what happened. Yes, I ate these little bites for breakfast, lunch AND dinner for two days straight. I mean, they’re delicious and they kept me full. What more do you want from a meal, really?

If you’re a normal person who can actually feed themselves properly at meal times, these would make a great snack! They’re portable and packed with energy. They’ll get you through a mid-afternoon slump, or re-energize you on a long hike or bike ride.

No Bake Chocolate-Cherry Energy Bites - Make a batch of these wholesome energy bites and keep them in the fridge to snack on all week! | foxeslovelemons.com

Yield: 16 bites

No Bake Chocolate-Cherry Energy Bites

No Bake Chocolate-Cherry Energy Bites
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 3 tablespoons granola
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chunks, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1. In large bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

2. Roll and squeeze mixture into 16 small balls (each a little bit smaller than a golf ball). Keep in refrigerator up to 1 week.