Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Ferrero U.S.A, Inc., the makers of Nutella® hazelnut spread. I received promotional consideration to write this post to support the Nutella 50th Anniversary . All opinions expressed are my own.
Breakfast is always a busy time with everyone rushing to get out the door on time in the morning. I love easy breakfast ideas that are ready to eat. I made these No Bake Energy Bites that can be quickly eaten with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk. They are made with peanut butter, oatmeal, ground flaxseed, honey, coconut oil and Nutella. Everyone in my family loves them!
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To make the No Bake Energy Bites, mix together rolled oats, crispy rice cereal (or shredded coconut), Nutella, peanut butter, ground flaxseed, honey, vanilla, coconut oil and mini chocolate chips. The great thing about energy bites is that they are easily customizable depending on your family’s favorites. You can add shredded coconut instead of crispy rice cereal or dried fruit instead of mini chocolate chips.
Scoop the mixture into small balls. I used a tablespoon sized cookie dough scoop. Place the balls on a piece of parchment paper.
Use your hands to roll them into tightly packed balls. Place the no bake energy bites in the fridge to set.
These No Bake Energy Bites are perfect for a quick breakfast when eaten with a piece of fruit and a glass of milk. They also make a great snack! I want to make another batch and try replacing the mini chocolate chips with chopped nuts.
- 1 cup old fashioned, rolled oats
- ½ cup crispy rice cereal (or shredded coconut)
- ½ cup Nutella
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup ground flaxseed
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Mix together rolled oats, crispy rice cereal, Nutella, peanut butter, ground flaxseed, honey, vanilla, coconut oil and mini chocolate chips.
- Scoop the mixture into small balls about 1 tablespoon each. Place the balls on a piece of parchment paper.
- Use your hands to roll them into tightly packed balls. Place in the fridge to set.