Easy Energy Bites


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.


  1. I’m excited to see my name in the newsletter!!! This is one of my favorite recipes, and everyone always loves them!

    1. Charlotte Siems says:

      Haha! BIG hugs!! 🙂

  2. Ang Friesen says:

    SO GOOD! My coconut was still warm so it melted the chocolate chips. I pressed it into the pan and cut into squares instead of rolling into balls. Love them!!!

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