Healthy, No Bake Energy Bites

Monday, June 03, 2013

My little Abby loves to snack!  She grazes all day long and is constantly requesting something to eat.  I try to have healthy snacks on hand that are easy for her to grab like grapes, pre-cut celery & carrots, nuts...you get the idea.  Sometimes, I like to surprise her with what she calls "her treats." 

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These Healthy, No Bake Energy Bites are fun to make and we love them!  Here's my go to recipe when we need something fast and healthy for snack time.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry, old fashioned, quick cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut (we use very fine shaved, unsweetened coconut)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran or wheat germ (we used wheat bran)
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions

Start by adding all the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl, followed by the wet ingredients.

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Mix until well combined.

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Next, I take a small ice cream scoop and scoop little rounded mounds into an airtight container.  Refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.  Once you remove them from the refrigerator, you can roll into balls or enjoy as the are.

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These delicious little bites are packed with flavor, fiber and nutrients.  It's a win win!

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16 comments:

  1. Yummy! I am a mommy and I am also a grazer... it's ok when you are little like your daughter but not when you are 30! lol Maybe these would cure that sweet tooth I have and I wouldn't have to feel so bad about munching! I will have to try them! Feel free to link this up (and any of your your other posts...they look lovely too!) at Party In Polka Dots!

    http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2013/06/party-in-polka-dots-linky-25-sweet.html

    Shelley

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    1. They really are a satisfying treat. Thanks for the invite...heading over now to check it out!

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  2. I just love that these bites have flax seed and wheat germ - wonderful!

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    1. My daughter calls our flax/wheat mixture her ladybug sprinkles. She requests them on everything! :-)

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  3. Saw these on pinterest! I can't wait to try!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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  4. These look so graet! Can't wait to try! Pinning!

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  5. oh yum!!! Thanks for the recipe!
    and thanks for visiting me today too. Have a happy weekend xox

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  6. Those look great--I'll have to try them. I love your discovery baskets, too!
    --Gena

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G'day Saturday link up! I have pinned this, shared it on twitter and facebook and featured it at this week's party.

    Hope you can join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  8. Love this idea...they look so yummy and i think my daughter would love these!!! Question...do you store them in the fridge?
    visiting from Natasha in Oz
    Katie
    www.mydiyhabits.com

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    1. Thanks, Katie! Yes, I store them in the refrigerator because they keep better than way, but also I like them firm. My daughter on the other hand likes them softer, so I leave them on the counter for a few minutes and they soften just enough for her to enjoy. Hope that helps!

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