Coconut Energy Bites

I am a big fan of all things nut butter. So when I saw a nut butter that was coconut and peanut in the shop the other day, I just had to try it. It is amazing and the jar has gone already! I thought I would try a variation on my other energy bite recipe and use the amazing coconut and peanut butter spread, to make coconut energy bites!

The recipe is quick, simple and super easy to make. The whole family have been enjoying eating them which is perfect. I like to make up a batch on a sunday evening or so, and then they are in the fridge to just grab when we need a little boost. the maple syrup and orange juice make sure that the are nice and sweet too – all natural, though 😉

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I love the boost oats give you, and all that slow release energy. I have been super lazy recently and haven’t been as good in my food prep as I usually am. So I am trying to ‘quit’ sugar, well at least the artificial kind. I have felt the energy difference when I am eating proper foods and not artificially sugar laden products. No energy slumps when you eat the good stuff and not the bad. If you are in a similar situation, then this recipe is great.

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Coconut Energy Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut and peanut butter (I use Meridian’s)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp dessicated coconut
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)

Method

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a big bowl. Mix well until it is all combined.
  2. Using clean hands, roll the mixture into a large ball. Divide the mixture several times, until you have enough to make 16 balls.
  3. Roll each ball into a smooth round shape. Leave in the fridge to set for around an hour.

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I’d love to know if you give these a go!

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14 Comments

  1. 19th May 2016 / 9:24 am

    Coconut and peanut butter sounds like a winning combination to me and i’m all for healthy snacks so will definitely be given these a go – they look super yummy! xx

  2. 19th May 2016 / 10:09 am

    Ahh I love coconut bites…I used to make all different sorts but then developed an allergy to dates, so I’m pleased to see yours don’t contain them…a recipe I’ll be saving for the future :)

  3. 19th May 2016 / 10:51 am

    I’m always on the hunt for recipes like this so will definitely be trying these out. They look super yummy and not too hard to make either. I’m going to have to go and look through all your recipes! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. 19th May 2016 / 4:24 pm

    I’ve never had coconut bites before but like the sound of them.

  5. 20th May 2016 / 6:57 am

    These sound amazing! My coach has me on a really low carb plan for the moment so I might give this a go minus the oats. Will they still work you think? x x
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  6. 20th May 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Loving these energy balls. So tasty and easy to make. x

  7. Tracy Nixon
    2nd June 2016 / 6:36 am

    Must make some – I love coconut and these are a perfect little snack or for taking on picnics!

  8. Kim Styles
    31st July 2016 / 3:57 pm

    these look delicious I love coconut especially

  9. Andrew Petrie
    6th August 2016 / 9:54 am

    This is a knockout and I love the idea of the chia seeds.

  10. Karolina Rozwarska
    14th August 2016 / 8:13 pm

    on my list to make!

  11. Hazel Rea
    24th August 2016 / 9:37 pm

    These sound delicious – and could be made glutenfree/oatfree by substituting millet flakes.

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