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Recipe: Greatist Energy Bites

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This week the Greatist Team decided to take our Gractivity fun to a whole new level: We stayed in the office and made a super-fun, super-quick, and super-healthy treat! (Well, at least they're super healthy for treats.) Thanks to some inspiration from The Kitchn, we came up with a gluten-free, nut-free, vegan-friendly two-bite treat packed with fiber (from the oats) and just sweet enough to satisfy any dessert craving.

Greatist Energy Bites

Makes about 25 bites

What You'll Need:

4 cups rolled oats (we used gluten-free!)

1.5 cups raw sunflower seeds

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 cup banana chips, crumbled

1/2 cup dried blueberries

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup sunflower seed butter (can also use peanut or almond butter!)

1/2 cup agave nectar

What to Do: 

1. Combine oats, sunflower seeds, banana chips, blueberries, cinnamon, and chocolate chips in a bowl. Add sunflower seed butter and agave and stir until well combined.

2. Refrigerate mixture until relatively firm (about 20 minutes). (If you're extra impatient like we are, feel free to throw the mixture in the freezer for half that time!)

3. Using a teaspoon to measure, roll mixture into balls. Feeling fancy? Try rolling the finished bites in cocoa powder, cinnamon, or toasted coconut. Or just start eating them as-is. Store in the fridge (or freezer) in an airtight container!

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