No-Bake, DIY Energy Bites Recipe With Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts at the Center

No-Bake, DIY Energy Bites Recipe With Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts at the Center

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have a convenient snack to reach for that can provide nutritious energy to fuel your day? This power ball recipe made with macadamia nuts as the star ingredient is exactly that.

No-bake energy bites are simple to prepare to your own taste and are the perfect post-workout snack. It’s also called an energy ball recipe for a reason—these tasty and healthy treats make the perfect pick-me-up when you’re feeling tired. 

You’ll never need store-bought energy bars or granola again once you see how easy it is to make your very own energy bites.

Make a Week’s Worth of Snacks (or Breakfast!) in 15 Minutes

No-bake energy bites are so quick and easy to make that you can prepare enough to last you a full week in as little as 15 minutes. This is a great way to have healthy snacks ready for large families who need something easy to grab on the go.

Have you ever added up what buying packaged snacks is costing you on a weekly basis? To buy already prepared power balls can cost you between $10 - $40 for just 6 servings, not to mention all the unnecessary packaging.

By using this energy ball recipe, not only will you save money, but you’ll also benefit from fresher, more wholesome snacks free from preservatives and other unwanted ingredients. Plus, it is a great low-sugar dessert alternative for when you crave something sweet after dinner.

I Don’t Have Flaxseed Meal, What Do I Do?

Flaxseed meal plays an important part in making this energy ball recipe so great. This highly nutritious seed helps to thicken the mixture thanks to its ability to bind and absorb moisture. Plus, it has great benefits for your health, including stimulating digestion, relieving constipation, and may even play a role in lowering blood cholesterol levels.

If you’re not able to find flaxseed meal, there are other easy-to-get seeds that you can substitute. Chia seeds are very easy to find in most grocery stores and can be ground up and used in the same way. Ground hemp seeds also make a good substitute for flaxseed meal.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Substitutions for This Energy Bite Recipe

As always, we’ve got you covered with ways to substitute some ingredients in this power ball recipe to tailor it for gluten-free and vegan dietary needs. If you’re not able to find oats that are certified gluten-free, you can use buckwheat groats instead, which add a nice, earthy, nutty flavor.

For vegans, instead of using our chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, opt instead for our unsalted mac nuts and add in some vegan chocolate for a bit of sweetness. If you prefer not to use honey, maple syrup is a great alternative that helps stick your energy bites together and provides a nice flavor.

See? That wasn’t so hard! Happy baking, from all of us at Island Harvest Hawaii.


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