Last winter, I stumbled upon the blog Nourishing Days. Shannon and her family are living off grid and sharing their story. She recently posted a recipe for these quick and easy energy bites on the Plan to Eat blog (a blog where she contributes). These really are quick and easy. I whipped up a test batch of these the other morning while the boys were eating breakfast.
The recipe below is my version. The original was inadvertently changed as a result of being interrupted while measuring ingredients (I was planning on doubling the recipe).
Hubby, who is not a big fan of sunflower butter, actually enjoyed these. I am sort of glad I messed up for his sake. 🙂
adapted from this recipe
1 1/2 cups (divided) unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup sunflower butter
1 tablespoon honey
dash of ground cinnamon
In a small bowl, put 1 cup of coconut. Use your fingers to separate the clumps of coconut. Add the sunflower butter, honey and cinnamon. Mix together until it forms a paste.
In another small bowl, put the remaining coconut. Taking small amounts (about a teaspoon) of the mixture and form it into a ball. Roll it around in the coconut until covered.
Enjoy immediately, or allow them to set up in the refrigerator and enjoy later.