Tia Mowry's No Bake Honey Oatmeal Energy Bites

YIELD: Makes approx. 24 bites; one serving is 2 bites

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cup

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rolled oats

1/2 cup

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wheat germ

1/2 cup

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dried figs or dates

1/2 cup

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pistachios

,

divided

4 T

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chia seeds

,

divided

2 T

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orange marmalade

1/2 cup

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almond butter

1/2 cup

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honey

DIRECTIONS

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper

Combine the oats, wheat germ, dried figs or dates and 1/4 cup of the pistachios and 2 T of the chia seeds in the food processor and pulse a few times. Add the almond butter, honey, and orange marmalade. Process until well combined and until the “dough” begins to come together into a ball. Remove the mix to a bowl and chill for 30 minutes.

Finely chop the remaining pistachios and combine with the remaining chia seeds in a small bowl.

Scoop the chilled oat mixture onto the lined baking sheet, then with wet hands roll each ball to compress the ingredients and roll in the pistachio chia seed mixture.  Place the finished bites back on the baking sheet and return to the refrigerator to chill again. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator up to a week.

TIP

You can substitute other nuts for the pistachios, such as almonds, pecans or walnuts.