These Easy Healthy No Bake Energy Bites can be made weeks ahead of time and will keep your appetite in check until your next meal.
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Make these Easy Healthy No Bake Energy Bites weeks ahead of time and you will have a fun treat for kids of all ages.
The peanut butter and the oats will leave you appetite feeling fulfilled until your next meal. For a little twist, add your favorite dried fruit into the mix. Energy bites with dates sounds appealing…don’t ya think?
“What’s for dinner mom? I’m so hungry. ” My sweet Ava asks as we pull out of the school parking lot. Glancing at the clock in the mini-van, I notice that it’s a little past 4:00 pm. I cringe under my breath as I realize that we have hit that certain time of the day.
If you have children, then you know what I’m talking about. The time of the day in which supper isn’t quite ready, however, lunch seems to be a thought of the past.
My brain starts scrambling to think of items to feed her as we approach our neighborhood. It’s astonishing that such a simple question coming from this cute angel’s mouth can leave me feeling frustrated.
I pack her lunch every morning, making sure to include a little bottle of water, a fresh fruit of some sort, a little snack, and half of a sandwich. Even when she eats most of the items I pack, she still finds herself hungry after I pick her up from school.
We proceed to pull into our driveway when it dawns on me that a stash of these Easy No Bake Healthy Energy Bites are tucked away in the freezer.
I turn back to where she is sitting and reply, “You can have some peanut butter and chocolate chip bites with a glass of milk while you complete your homework. How does that sound?” With a smile, she responds, “Sounds yummy!”
Feeling satisfied that I used my talent of renaming the recipe to make it sound more appealing to her, I step out of the driver’s side and proceed with the rest of our afternoon. Ava=0; Mommy=1 😉
These energy bites are the perfect treat to make for your family. Especially if you have children who seem to be hungry all the time like mine seem to be!
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- 2 cups old-fashioned oats (processed in a food processor for a few seconds)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded sweet coconut
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of your favorite dried fruit (chopped)
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the above ingredients. Stir until very well mixed.
- Cover and chill the bowl in the fridge for an hour.
- Shape the mix into 1 inch balls and store in the freezer for later use.
- Can be frozen up to a month.