Our kids love these healthy energy bites. As parents we love them because they are packed with protein and can be whipped up in just a few minutes! They are so easy to make because they don’t require any baking, so we batch them up and keep them in the fridge to munch on.
These healthy kid-friendly energy bites are packed with protein and fiber, along with a little sweetness for everyone to enjoy. It’s so versatile because you can add dried fruits, nuts, dates, etc. and it will always taste delicious. Here’s the recipe…
Kid-Friendly Energy Bites
- 1/8 Cup Chia Seeds
- 1/3 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1/4 Cup Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut (optional)
- 1 Cup Oats (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats are a great choice)
- 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
*Note: If your family does not like coconut, feel free to experiment by adding another ingredient like cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, or chopped dates. Just remember that you may need to add some extra melted peanut butter and honey to help bind all of your ingredients.
Mix all of your dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Next, mix your peanut butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave until it is melted (probably around 50 seconds).
BE CAREFUL, because the peanut butter and honey mixture will be hot, but it cools rather quickly once mixed with the other ingredients.
Pour the peanut butter mixture into your dry ingredients and mix it all together.
Once it is all mixed, roll bits of the mixture into balls a little larger than bite-sized. Roll them in some extra coconut, and ta-da! You’ve got some delicious and healthy kid friendly energy bites!
Store in a covered container in the refrigerator and enjoy!
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