Energy bites make excellent little snacks for after school, throughout the day, or as an afternoon pick-me-up.
No bake energy bites are relatively easy to make. You get to control the ingredients and tweak to your liking. Grabbing these bites for a boost is usually way better than the packaged alternative.
No Bake Energy Bites
Many recipes for energy bites contain peanut butter. We made peanut butter oatmeal energy balls and loved them.
Due to common peanut allergies, they are not the option for everyone.
Even if your kids aren’t allergic to peanut butter, you don’t want to worry about their friends coming over after school who might have an allergy.
Another much-loved attempt at homemade energy balls were pumpkin spice granola bites.
These tasty morsels are packed with all sorts of nutrients and fiber and excellent for busy kids with crazy schedules.
When we went hiking last month, we loaded up on trail mix and added in some of our favorite energy bites. During a strenuous adventure, the power snacks are the ultimate treat to have on hand.
Taking small food and water breaks allowed us to explore Matthiessen State Park further during the intense heat.
Now, we have another scrumptious recipe to add to the power snacker lineup – cranberry no bake energy bites.
If you like bars better, give these cherry chocolate granola bars a try.
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2/3 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
- Add oatmeal and coconut in a food processor and process for 10 seconds or until fine.
- Add flaxseed, chia seeds, honey, coconut oil and vanilla and process until combined, about 15-20 seconds.
- Fold in cranberries.
- Use a 1 tablespoon portion scoop to shape into balls.
- Set in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to firm up. Store in a resealable bag.
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Serving Size:1 ball
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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