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Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites Recipe

Updated on May 25, 2013
Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites.
Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites. | Source

Life can become very hectic, and our crazy lifestyles, schedules, and priorities can consume most of our time, making it impossible to prepare and cook healthy and satisfying meals. The lives that we have adapted to craves convenience and sacrifices our health. We force ourselves to skip meals regularly, especially breakfast, which causes us to overeat later. We should not have to sacrifice our health to satisfy our convenience. We should be able to create healthy and easy recipes so we do not have to skip meal times while keeping ourselves full so we do not overeat later on during the night. We should be able to have it all and be healthy too.

There are so many different recipes available to us on the Internet. Most of these recipes require expensive ingredients and may take hours out of your day to prepare and cook. There are not many recipes are that are considerate to those of us who need inexpensive ingredients that will only take minutes out of our schedules and are also healthier than frozen TV dinners and hot pockets. There are not many recipes that are considerate of the hard working, extremely busy, lower income, healthy person.


This particular recipe is designed just for the lower income, hard working and busy person whom has a strong desire to consume foods that are healthier than the norm.

This recipe is extremely easy and quick to prepare for one to consume for breakfast on the go or quick and easy snacks throughout the day. This recipe can be prepared after dinner the night before and placed in the refrigerator so when our alarm clocks wake us suddenly in the morning our breakfast is already prepared and we can grab it with our morning coffee on our way out the door!

This recipe only contains contains only five simple ingredients (that most of us keep in our cabinets and/or pantries on a regular basis). These ingredients are very inexpensive and this recipe only takes less than ten minutes to prepare and complete while producing a very delicious and edible outcome.

These chocolate oatmeal energy bites are satisfying to the sweet tooth, smooth and creamy to the pallet, and filling to the stomach, keeping us full and satisfied throughout our very hectic and demanding day.


Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 3 min
Ready in: 8 min
Yields: makes 9 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 2 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Water
  • Sea Salt, to taste
  1. In a medium (microwave safe dish) mix 1 cup dry oats, cocoa powder, and brown sugar.
  2. Add 1 cup of water, stir well.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute, stir. Microwave again for 1 minute, stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds.
  4. The oatmeal should smell sweet and should be sticky (all water should be absorbed).
  5. Mix a pinch of seas salt into the mixture, mix well.
  6. For the mixture into 9 bite sized balls (place them on foil).
  7. Refrigerate.
  8. Enjoy when you need a quick and satisfying breakfast or snack throughout your busy day!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Bite (40g)
Calories 46
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 30 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Note

If you desire to have a more fulfilling and balanced bite, protein powder and nuts can be added to the mixture to give a boost of protein and fat to the energy bite, keeping you fuller longer.

If one wishes to add protein and nuts to the mixture, add these ingredients after the oatmeal has been cooked in the microwave. Add protein and nuts into the cooked chocolate oatmeal and form into bites.

If protein and nuts are added, one must acknowledge that the nutritional information will change (and the calories will rise), but the bites will become a more balanced snack.

You can also add cinnamon and coffee for a flavor and caffeine boost into your bites.

Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Bites
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      Minmim 2 years ago

      All of my school aged kiodds are involved with some kind of extra-curricular activy. My 16 year old son is on the drumline at his high school, my pre-teen daughter is on the volleyball and softball teams and my 8 year old son is half way to his black belt in Taekwondo.My little guy who stays home with me and does flash cards during the day has extra-curricular activites of napping and cuddling with Mommy and Daddy! =)

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      Elisha Jachetti 4 years ago

      Great idea! I'm going to have to experiment with different ways to make them!

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      Troyangeluk 4 years ago from UK

      Fount this looking for recipes for some good choc treat :) very nice recipe so started to follow you, keep up the good work.

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      Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Seems easy enough that even I could do this. Sound tasty too. Thumbs up and shared.

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Oops that was supposed to be "1 cup water" sorry about that. Thanks for pointing out that mistake. All fixed now :)

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      You write, "1 water." Would that be 1 Tblsp. I am no cook so guessing might ruin the entire batch! LOL Sure sounds good.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Now you're talking my language :) Oatmeal with chocolate and protein powder - oh boy! Will be stirring a batch of these energy bites often. Thanks and voted up, useful, awesome, interesting - 5* and sharing!

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Looks easy enough to make. I love the idea of just putting it in the microwave and not baking. Nice job.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      These look amazing and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

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      Abdus Salam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Lovely hub with excellent recipe! I like this. Thanks for sharing..

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      These simple energy bites look delicious. I've made some of the other recipes you mention and they did seem to take a bit of time. This recipe would be easier and it would add variety if you were making some up for an outing or trip. Thanks!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      These sound and look great and at only 45 calories each, having a couple won't destroy a diet. I like that they are good for you and healthy, oatmeal and cocoa powder!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These sound awesome! I MUST try it. It seems really easy, and I am all for that! Shared!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      I am glad everyone loves this recipe! It is super easy and they taste like chocolate (even with only using cocoa powder)!

      Careermommy, yes all by using the microwave, some oats, water and cocoa powder you can make these delicious and healthy snacks, just be careful when balling them when the mixture comes out of the microwave since it tends to be very hot (I use my hands for cooking all the time so I'm pretty numb to the heat now haha).

      Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy them!

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      ElleBee 4 years ago

      Ethese look delicious and easy, plus all the ingredients are things I usually have on hand! Looks like I will be making something new very soon :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, all of this by using the microwave? This is a very quick and easy recipe that I know my family would love. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      I was browsing through my Hubpages Newsfeed and caught a glimpse of this hub! I instantly checked it out, and enjoyed what I read! Great hub and recipe! I should try making some when I get the time.

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      Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

      You hit me at the right time! They look so simple to make, I will have to try them. So often I just can't be bothered to go to the store, yet my husband loves a little dessert each night. It looks like my problem is solved.

      Thanks for this.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love quick and nutritious snacks. I'll definitely try this one soon, since I have all of the ingredients in the pantry. I'm going to add sliced almonds after cooking per your suggestion, and maybe add dried cranberries and cinnamon just for the fun of it. : ) Thank you! Voted up and shared.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      YumYum! Another great recipe, JamiJay! This reminds me of what we call "DukieWads" here in the south. LOL! Of course, your recipe is much healthier than the DukieWads. ;)

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      I'm so glad you liked them!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I made some of these over the weekend, and brought some on a trip to Ct on Sunday. They came in handy as a snack while on the bus, and to hold me over until supper once I got there. Delicious, without being full of sugar, and incredibly easy to make.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      These energy bites look delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing such a unique 5 star recipe!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Jami! These look very easy to make and yummy, too! I think I will amke them today! Thank youi! Up+ and pinning!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      Thanks for all the warm comments guys! I hope you like them as much as my 2 year-old! She gobbles them up so quick, there's hardly ever any left over for me!

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      Samantha Harris 4 years ago from New York

      Yum! Going to have to try this.

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      Gypsy48 4 years ago

      How I love chocolate, I will be trying these. Looks so good! Thanks for sharing recipe:)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jami, my mom made these when I was a kid, and that was like hundreds of years ago. LOL I love this recipe. Never heard of adding cinnamon but that sounds like a great idea.

      Good job young lady!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Mmmm, that is similar to a no-bake recipe called "Gainesburgers" (I have no idea why they call it that), except these don't have peanut butter in it (so they're lower calorie). I would definitely consider trying these. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I am going to share this, not only with HubPages, but with my mother. She loves chocolate!

      Now that I think of it, this would be a great snack for me to whip up this weekend, because I am going to be away part of the weekend, and this looks like an easy to transport treat.