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Easy Cinnamon, Flax, and Dark Chocolate Festive Energy Bites

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Dark chocolate, red and green M&Ms, and a touch of cinnamon make these classic, tasty treats extra special! Ground flax is optional but adds some nuttiness and extra goodness.

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These delicious Energy Bites require no baking, so they are perfect for making together with children. My kids love creating these tasty treats just about as much as they love eating them. Whether you make them by yourself or gather a whole crew together, get ready for some finger-licking goodness (just make sure to save the finger-licking until after you’ve made the last ball!)

In our family, we especially enjoy making Easy Cinnamon, Flax, and Dark Chocolate Festive Energy Bites at Christmas time. It’s nice to have a “healthy-ish” treat to snack on (or, let’s be honest – to have as a grab-and-go breakfast on a rushed morning!). But feel free to use whatever color of M&Ms you prefer, and make these yummy energy ball treats a year-round treat.

mixing together Easy Cinnamon, Flax, and Dark Chocolate Festive Energy Bites
This is a great recipe to get kids involved in making!

What You’ll Need to Make Easy Cinnamon, Flax, and Dark Chocolate Festive Energy Bites:

A bowl full of the ingredients for Easy Cinnamon, Flax, and Dark Chocolate Festive Energy Bites

How to Make Easy Cinnamon, Flax, and Dark Chocolate Energy Bites:

In a large mixing bowl (here’s the one I’m using), add each of the ingredients. Stir together until everything is combined and the mixture forms a loose ball (you can do a quick final mix with your hands before shaping the balls, but do try and minimize the amount you handle the mixture, as the color may start to come off of the candies).

Next, dampen your hands slightly with water (this is important to prevent all that gooey goodness from sticking to your hands!) and begin forming into golf-sized balls. Place the balls onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, or directly into a storage container, separating the layers with parchment paper. Cover and chill for one hour until the balls are firm. Store refrigerated for up to one week (but they probably won’t last that long!).

Ready to get baking? Grab your apron and let’s go!

Ingredients for Festive Energy Bites

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Festive Energy Bites

Cara
Dark chocolate, red and green M&M’s, and a touch of cinnamon make these classic. tasty energy ball treats extra special. Ground flax seed is optional, but adds some delicious nuttiness and extra goodness to these no-bake bites.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30 bites
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large food storage container with lid

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed optional
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate morsels
  • ½ cup red and green M&Ms tip: swap out the red and green M&Ms for any other color variation to make these bites a year round treat!

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add each of the ingredients.
  • Stir together until everything is combined and the mixture forms a loose ball (you can do a quick final mix with your hands before shaping the balls, but do try and minimize the amount you handle the mixture, as the color may start to come off of the candies).
  • Dampen your hands slightly with water (to prevent sticking) and begin forming into golf sized balls.
  • Place the balls onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, or directly into a storage container, separating the layers with parchment paper.
  • Cover and chill for one hour until the energy bites are firm. Store refrigerated for up to one week (but they probably won’t last that long ?).

Notes

Make these Festive Energy Balls all year round – just switch out the color of M&Ms that you use. These yummy treats are especially pretty made with pastel Spring/Easter M&Ms and a 50/50 mix of dark chocolate and white chocolate chips!
Keyword Energy Balls, Energy Bites, Kid-friendly baking, No-bake treats

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