Calling all the busy mamas of the world! These no bake energy bites are your new BFF. Why do we love these?
- They are packed with good-for-you stuff. Peanut butter and coconut for good fats and protein. Oats for soluble fiber. Chocolate because it’s good for our soul.
- Super convenient to pull out of the fridge when your toddler (or you) is about to cave because they need food RIGHT THIS MINUTE. (Does this happen to other adults besides me?)
- Healthy treat for kiddos that can totally masquerade as “cookie bites”. They are toddlers. They can’t read. They’ll never know these are good for them. All they know is that there is chocolate.
These no bake energy bites are an awesome project for involving your littles in the kitchen. They can help measure the chocolate chips (they’ll probably sneak a few), the coconut and the oats. They can also help stir (my four year old loves his Spiderman spatula more then air). And rolling them into balls is great fun for little hands. I love projects where my little guy can help in the cooking. We can teach our little people that super yummy treats don’t need to come out of a bag or a box filled with preservatives, etc. And they think we’re just cooking. Fooled them. 😉
This recipe makes about 20 (one-inch diameter) energy bites. Pop them into the freezer for about an hour to set and then keep in the fridge for your snacking enjoyment (and for fending off hangry attacks) for about a week. (But I bet they don’t last that long.)
Sneaky little hands. Someone was hungry. Or maybe hangry. These fixed it.
No Bake Energy Bites Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven. We simplify and cut way down on the honey- however, these are still delightfully sweet.