This weekend we took a little weekend getaway to Lake Tahoe, and after a weekend of skiing, fresh air, gorgeous scenery and the jacuzzi I feel so refreshed and ready for the week! I hope you had a nice weekend too! This was the view from our room at breakfast this morning:
This week’s Sunday funday recipe is no-bake cocoa banana energy bites. They are incredibly easy to make (can you tell that already from the “no-bake” part?), and great for snacks on-the-go. I love to make these and bring them for a hike or bike trip because they give you a great boost of energy. Each one has close to 100 calories and is packed with protein and fiber. They are pretty addicting, if they weren’t so high in calories I would eat a dozen in one sitting!
No-Bake Cocoa Banana Energy Bites
- 1 cup NatureBox banana chips www.naturebox.com
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup cocoa
- ½ cup chunky peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Crush the banana chips with the back of a butterknife and add to a large mixing bowl.
- Add the oats and cocoa to the banana chips and mix together.
- Add the peanut butter and honey and stir well.
- Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, remove from the refrigerator and form small 1-inch balls with your hands.
- Place onto a baking sheet and chill for 15-30 minutes (until firm).
- Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Makes 2 dozen 1-inch balls
Oooh, I love banana chips. These are gonna get made, totally!
What a great idea! I just love it!! I love banana, chocolate and peanut butter together and I could imagine putting honey is fabulous!!
What a delicious delicious range of ingredients 😀
What an incredible view. How lovely to be able to go skiing for a weekend – we don’t have a lot of snow here so ski trips are very rare. These bites looks great and I love how they have banana chips in them xx
Ahhh I was just back in the Bay Area for the weekend and I miss Lake Tahoe!! That is one gorgeous view of the lake 🙂 Also, these look super amazing!! I’m almost thinking that I’m going to have to resist, because how could I eat just one? I am totally feeling the banana chips though, especially after staring at bags of them from every single snack vendor while trolling the airport (hate delayed flights!). Yum!
I will definitely be trying these! I’ve made the banana bites where it’s just bananas covered in chocolate and they’re good – but these look better!
So jealous of your Tahoe getaway, I need one! And the balls look amazing, I love making variations of these for traveling.
Ooh so nice-Tahoe!
And ohhh these bites look so amazing!
Too funny! I was just in South Lake Tahoe – where did you stay?
I love chocolate, and banana, and pb – so this is perfect for me! YUMMY!!!
We actually ended up moving around! I got to stay at the Mariott for one night, which was sweet 🙂 What about you?
We stayed at the Heavenly Valley Lodge Bed and Breakfast – I think it’s just down the street from the Marriott. If you go to tripadvisor.com, I did a review there – it was absolutely wonderful and the only place we’ll ever stay at when we go to South Lake Tahoe. I did a bunch of research before we went, and this one was pretty much the only one that came up without some type of negative review. It doesn’t even get close to ‘negative’, though – I’m sure you’d love it!
Thanks for the tip! That sounds like a great place, I will check it out for next time we go! We are actually going up there again really soon for the end of the season 🙂
Mmm…banana and chocolate. Yum!
No-bake energy bites are one of my favorite go-to snacks – they’re so easy to make, keep well in the fridge, and are delicious AND healthy. WIN!
Great idea! Nice way to add extra interest to bananas. Tahoe is lovely – great place for a weekend!
I love this! I have been looking for a way to add bananas in my energy balls, and this is perfect! Love it 🙂
Perfect little balls – chocolate and banana and oats – can’t go wrong!
These look amazing. I am planning to make them for this weekend. I have one question. Is the cocoa sweetened or unsweetened?
Unsweetened! Thanks sorry about that 🙂 Have fun!
Hi there. I am planning to make these banana energy bites and I have one question… Is the cocoa sweetened or unsweetened?
can you sub mashed banana’s instead of the dry ones? Thank you!
I think that would be totally fine, but remember it will add more “wet ingredient” vs dry, and also they will only be good for 1 day or so since bananas tend to go bad quickly once peeled!