During the quarantine, it is too easy to gain a few extra pounds, as we snack on all kinds of less healthy snacks. With all the best intentions, we buy snacks for the week, only to eat them within 1-2 days as we sit at home all day.
I had initially called them Viking Energy Balls, but felt it might have been considered inappropriate, or is it just me who has a different mindset!?
My Viking Energy Bites will be a healthier option.
They are so easy to make and you could make it a family activity and make your own variations.
Even better, they are no-bake Viking bites using excellent high protein ingredients such as nut butter, oatmeal, and are gluten-free.
Ready to make your naughty Viking bites?
Dig into your kitchen cabinets and find the following ingredients
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 3/4 cup of nut butter – I like to use either almond or peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup of ground flaxseed meal or brown rice cereal
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup or honey
- 1/4 cup of Chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/5 – 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves (see what I did with fraction measurement)
To sprinkle the bites, giving them a kick, use some sesame seeds.
Bite making advice – be careful not to be too generous with ground cloves. If you use too much, it can overpower the ginger flavor.
Making the Viking Bites
- Grab a large bowl
- Throw all the ingredients into the bowl
- Use a tablespoon to mix it together, until it is a large sticky mixture
- TIP! moisten your hands with warm water. This prevents the paste to be too sticky in your palms and fingers.
- Grab a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into small little bite sizes
- Roll each little energy bundle in sesame seeds
- Place each bite on a tray
When done, place the tray in the fridge for at least 15-20 minutes. This allows the energy bites to harden a little.
Your mind is in a weird place if you smirk every time your read bites 🙂
Voila! You now have a tray of little Viking Energy Bite, which is excellent as a snack and energy boost. And, it is healthier than a bag of chips.
I prefer to store these snacks in the fridge. Leaving them outside, on the counter, may cause them to become a little soft and too sticky.