I’ve got two teen boys in the house (ages 15 and 17) and we are at that point in their lives where I struggle to keep food in the fridge. My old weekly grocery shopping habits don’t hold up anymore. The way I shopped for years has us running out of food a couple days before my designated shopping day.
So, the grocery list is evolving, and I am always looking for easy snacks for the boys to pack in their lunch or grab after school. This recipe is a hit on all accounts. Full disclosure, I did not invent this recipe, but I have seen variations of it all over the place, so I feel comfortable posting it here. I often see these rolled into balls, but that is too much work for me. I found that doubling the recipe and putting the mixture in a 7 x 11 glass baking dish (8 x 8 works too) makes the whole thing a lot easier.
The boys ask for these every week and along with lots of fruit, hard boiled eggs, and cut up veggies–they are a welcome addition to our snack rotation.
No Bake Energy Bars
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup ground flaxseed
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients together. Press into a baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Place in refrigerator to set. Cut into bars. Or, simply roll into balls about 1" in diameter. Enjoy!