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Recipe ALERT: You can create a high-protein gluten-free delicious snack for kids without ever turing on the stovetop or oven. This fool-proof recipe for Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Honey and Oat Energy Bites is packed with protein and flavor – a perfect snack for moms too. They’re super easy to make and require no baking – just mix, roll and eat!
Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Honey and Oat Energy Bites
Easy Recipe: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Honey and Oat Energy Bites
Now why would a mom like me need energy bites? Well, grandpa and grandma bought our kids a single-person trampoline – with a net. Thank goodness for the net!
Mom over 40 tries the Trampoline
Have you ever seen your kids playing and been inspired to get out there and play like a kid yourself?
Our boys were very excited to try out the trampoline. And as a former cheerleader and gymnast, so was I.
Now, it’s been decades since I’ve tried any jumps from my college cheerleading days, but when I saw all the fun the boys were having, I had to give it a shot.
Lesson: sometimes jumping around can bring back more than just fun college memories. I had a few aches and pains after all that jumping around.
Mom Bod: it ain’t what it used to be. A long time ago in a galaxy far away I was a 20-something. A 20-something able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. And now, well, now I’m the mom of two kids and I now know what it’s like to feel “over 40”.
How is it that my kids have enough energy to fuel a small city and I’m struggling to stay awake by 9 PM?
Well, I’ve found a few things that help, so today I’m sharing one of my favorite easy recipes for Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Honey and Oat Energy Bites.
Made with all the things you love like peanut butter, chocolate, and honey. These bites keep me going when the boys are outside jumping around and I’m just trying to keep the peace on a one man trampoline.
Oh, and when I plan to jump on the trampoline myself, I always have a bottle of Extra Strength TYLENOL® nearby. In case I get unexpected sore muscles from my trampoline jump routine.
Now I styled this recipe with three different toppings:
- Sesame Seeds
- Coconut Flakes
- Sunflower Seeds
You can also leave the energy bites plain – they’re very tasty thanks to the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
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Ingredients for Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Honey and Oat Energy Bites
Use all organic ingredients if you prefer an all organic energy bite.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup ground flax seed
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Step 1: Gather ingredients. Put all your ingredients into a bowl. As long as you have the 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter and 1/3 cup honey – you have the perfect base for these energy bites.
Step 3: Roll into 1″ – 2″ balls. Use your spoon or spatula to scoop out small chunks of the mix and gently roll the mixture into balls approximately 1 1/2″ in diameter. You can use parchment paper to keep them separated. Store them in an air tight container in the fridge for a week or freeze them for up to three months in the freezer. You can take these out in the morning and by lunch they’ll be defrosted and ready to eat. This recipe yields approximately 18 Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Honey and Oat Energy Bites.
Video Tutorial: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Honey and Oat Energy Bites Recipe
If you enjoy a little extra flavor or texture, roll the energy bite through your desired topping.
Where can you find TYLENOL®?
You can find TYLENOL® at Target. It’s near the pharmacy and personal sections of the store.
I am not a medical expert, and this post is not medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017. The third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
What’s your favorite energy bite combination?
How will you enjoy your energy bites? Plain? Rolled in Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds or Coconut Flakes? What do you think? Leave a comment below and join the conversation. I always love hearing from my readers.
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