Energy Bites

by Shoshana on November 3, 2012 · 11 comments

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This week my thoughts and prayers have been with all of the people affected by Hurricane Sandy as they try to put their lives back together. I am going to be participating in a food blogging event on Thursday bringing people together in support of those affected by the storm, so please check back then some comfort food.

The recipe I am posting today is made entirely from pantry staples and requires no cooking so it is a great thing to throw together for a quick healthy snack. I developed the recipe when I realized that some days my son wasn’t eating his snack or lunch at school. He would come home very grouchy and not recognize that he was grouchy because he was hungry. I wanted to make something for his morning snack at school that would taste like a treat to him but still provide him with the energy he needed to make it through the day. It also needed to be something that didn’t take too long to eat because he doesn’t like eating to interfere with his playtime. The amount of chocolate in each energy bite is negligible, but as a result he gobbles them up. I keep them in the freezer ready to go and they are quick to pop into his lunchbox They are also a great quick breakfast to grab on the way out the door (I usually add a hard boiled egg on the side for more protein.) I make them with soy butter because we are not allowed to send peanut butter to school, but if you are making them for home or don’t have those restrictions I highly recommend peanut butter.

Energy Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

20 minutes

Yield: 32

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 82

Fat per serving: 4.2 g

Ingredients

2 cups oats (192 g)

3/4 cup (192 g)peanut butter or wowbutter

1/3 cup (112 g) honey

3/4 cup (60 g) toasted shredded unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons (28 g) mini chocolate chips

Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir well to combine (it works best if the mixing is finished with your hands) Roll the mixture into small balls, about one inch in diameter. It is necessary to press pretty hard to get the balls to stick together at this point, but once they have set they do hold together well. Place the balls on a plate or small cookie sheet and freeze until firm.

Remove from the freezer and place in a resealable plastic bag or container. They can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or kept frozen for much longer.

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stephanie November 4, 2012 at 7:45 am

these looks amazing, so easy and delicious!

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Sarah November 4, 2012 at 8:43 am

Love the site redesign..so crisp! I really like this recipe. I am always looking for recipes for things that my kids will eat.

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Jessica November 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

yummy! i love easy grab-and-go breakfasts/snacks like this!

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Sina (@thekosherspoon) November 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm

so easy and so delicious! going on my to-make list!

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Tali Simon @ More Quiche, Please November 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

What are they like straight from the freezer? Do they need time to defrost at all before eating?

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Shoshana November 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

They are pretty good straight from the freezer but a bit hard. They warm up quickly, though, so just five minutes is enough to take off the chill.

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Victoria November 10, 2012 at 8:21 pm

This is such a fantastic idea! I have to make these asap to have in the morning before work (8-9 hour days teaching toddlers!) Thanks for sharing it!

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This American Bite November 12, 2012 at 6:23 am

Nice!! Kinda like granola-bar-balls!

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Alessandra (DinnerinVenice) November 18, 2012 at 6:37 am

So easy and will come in handy for a quick grab on the go!! Thanks for this!

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Rebecca March 24, 2013 at 11:14 pm

I’m going to try these with sunflower seed butter!

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Shoshana March 25, 2013 at 12:30 am

Sounds good, let me know how it turns out!

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