No Bake Almond Energy Bites #SundaySupper

No bake Almond Energy Bites

The kitchen had been my office for ten years, but recently I moved into the den, much more appropriate for an office.  It hasn’t been an easy transition.  It gets dark in there when the sun isn’t out and I have forgotten to turn the TV off more than once (oops!), but in general I like it.

It’s my own little space, off the beaten trail, where I can listen to mostly depressing music (nothing like Coldplay and Adele to perk you up), The West Wing Weekly podcast (I’ve been obsessed with The West Wing since I was 12.  If you don’t like it, we can’t be friends 😉 ), and work.

No Bake Almond Energy Bites

I have everything set up and it’s a productive environment.  Plus, when it’s too dark or hot, or I need some human interaction, I just pick up my laptop and move back to the kitchen.

I think the den is going to be my favorite as we enter football season.  I don’t mind having it on in the background while I work, but if I don’t want to watch it, I don’t have to.  Which is nice because I’m just not feeling it this season.

No Bake Almond Energy Bites

But for those of you who are, you need some game worthy snacks.  But snacks around my house are almost always healthy.  It’s nice to have an afternoon pick me up that is full of nutritious ingredients, easy to make, and totally addictively delicious.  Like these No Bake Almond Energy Bites.

They are gluten free and a breeze to make.  Plus, I bet you can’t eat just one of the gooey bites with crunchy walnuts and carob or chocolate chips!  And you don’t even have to feel bad about eating more than one with oat and almond flours and almond butter as the base.

While these aren’t too sweet, they have a nice natural sweetness about them that can make any loss (I’m looking at you Detroit Lions) just a bit sweeter.

No Bake Almond Energy Bites

No Bake Almond Energy Bites #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: About 16 bites

Ingredients

2 cups oat flour (gluten free, if necessary)

1 cup almond meal

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2/3 cup creamy almond butter (Justin’s Maple is my favorite)

2/3 cup honey

½ cup walnuts, chopped

½ cup carob or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

Place the almond butter and honey in large microwave safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute, stir and then microwave an additional minute so the mixture is bubbling.

Add the oat flour, almond meal, and cinnamon to the honey mixture and stir until fully combined. Stir in the walnuts and chips. The chips will melt some, that’s okay.

Grab golf ball sized amounts of the mixture and form into a ball. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once the mixture is all used, refrigerate bites until firm, about 30 minutes.

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature about an hour or in the microwave for 30 – 60 seconds. Melting marshmallows on top is never a bad idea either.

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Comments

  1. You are my hero offering a healthy alternative with all of the “game day food”. I’ve been trying to eat healthier and it’s hard to do with all of the traditional party foods cluttering the table.

    • Yeah, I love healthier foods. They can be just as delicious. I bet if you make a batch of these, everyone would love them 🙂

  2. #Yummy! Justin’s is one of my favorite brands of almond butter…Yet to try the maple combo so thanks for the tip. As for your own official office space in the den – congratulations!!! That’s huge to have your own writing space to imagine and create. Bravo to you too for taking the master class of Mr. Sorkin =)

  3. Mmmm these look so good… love that there’s no need to bake!

  4. Despite the decadent desserts on my blog, I’m all about healthy snacks, too! Your energy bites are the perfect treat.

    • We love decadent desserts and sometimes breakfasts, but for snacks and most meals really, we love healthy food in my house. Once you start eating all those tasty, good for you foods, it’s hard to stop.

  5. Sounds like a great game-day snack. It’s tough rooting for a team that hasn’t won anything in a while, isn’t it? (Toronto Maple Leafs, I’m looking at you.)

    • Haha, Beth, we all have those teams, don’t we? Of course here in Detroit, it seems all our teams could be a little better lately.

  6. Yum, I would love to try one of these:)

  7. These sound like a nice healthy snack and I like that they are sweetened with honey.

  8. I’m not much of a football fan, but I sure will be trying your no-bake almond bites! They look really, really good 🙂

  9. Not feeling football at all this year. I think the NFL has finally jumped the shark. Anyway, love these little bites — so much flavor. Thanks!

    • I think you are right, John – we’ll just have to use that time doing things far more important and useful than watching football.

  10. Love the no bake concept! The look so enticing ♥

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  11. Hi Laura, oh these look delicious, love that they are sweetened with honey. Peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven.

  12. Love the combo of walnuts and almonds.

  13. Debbie Eccard says:

    But the Lions won!!! I got to see the end of the game and was routing for them! So both our teams won and these almond bites are definitely a winner!

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