Many years ago, my sister taught me a song she learned at Brownies, the younger girls’ version of Girl Scouts:
“Make new friends but keep the old,
One is silver and the other’s gold.”
I thought of this song when I decided to share this recipe with you. My friend Mandi in Texas is an “old friend” from 15+ years ago. We reconnected on Facebook and now we work together on our Plexus team. Last summer I drove to East Texas to help her launch her business and she served these yummy goodies. They’re called “Energy Bites” and I added the easy part because they’re, well….super-easy to make!
I asked for the recipe to share on the blog and the little handwritten note has waited patiently on my desk for months. I’m finally sharing Mandi’s recipe that was a hit at the party:
Easy Energy Bites
1 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup flax seed
1 cup oats
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then chill for 30 minutes. Roll into small balls, and enjoy!
The toasted coconut and flax seed create a delicate crunch, while the honey and peanut butter add richness. And as we all know, anything with chocolate chips is worth a try.