Viking Ginger Energy Bites

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

  1. Grab a large bowl
  2. Throw all the ingredients into the bowl
  3. 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.
  4. Grab a tablespoon of the mixture and roll it into small little bite sizes
  5. Roll each little energy bundle in sesame seeds
  6. 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.

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