No-Bake Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Energy Bites

Perfect for keeping up your energy while hiking, these delicious and nutritious plant-based snacks are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. This recipe is from Demeter, the Beaming Baker.

Makes 20-30 bites.

Ingredients

¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup gluten-free oats
¾ cup unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes
¼ cup ground flaxseed
¾ cup natural, unsalted, creamy almond or peanut butter
¼ cup pure maple syrup or 3 tsp. of stevia

1. In large bowl, combine all dry ingredients: chocolate chips, dried cranberries, walnuts, sunflower seeds, gluten-free oats, unsweetened coconut, and ground flaxseed.
2. Add nut butter and maple syrup or stevia. Combine well.
3. If mixture seems to dry, add a small amount more nut butter or maple syrup.
4. Roll mixture into balls, approximately 2 tablespoons per ball.
5. Makes 20-30 bites.

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