No Bake Energy Bites – Simple, healthy little balls of peanut buttery, oaty goodness. Just a little bite for when you need a quick and easy snack.
If you have kids you know that they are always hungry. Like seriously, 30 minutes after breakfast they think it is time for a snack. I am not sure where the food goes, but they always seem to want more of it. So having healthy and filling snacks around is a must. They are great if you want just a quick bite before or after a workout too!
I have a soft spot for anything with peanut butter, so these Peanut Butter Balls are calling my name too! I mean, you really can’t get much better than chocolate and peanut butter together! Or having Chewy Coconut Chocolate Chip Granola Bars on hand for easy grab and go is nice.
These little no bake energy bites are perfect to have on hand for busy days, summer when the kids are home, throw in a lunch box; you name it! They are full of protein, fiber, and other healthy ingredients. But they still have to taste good and be fun, so I added a few mini M&M’s in there. Plus you know my and my peanut butter and chocolate obsession, so the candy was kind of necessary. Kind of the perfect quick and easy snack.
These no bake energy bites come together in just minutes. You just dump all of the ingredients together in a bowl, mix together, and roll into little balls. I like to store ours in the fridge, but that is not necessary. I usually workout right when I wake up in the morning, but sometimes I wake up hungry and then my workouts kind of suck.
So I love having these on energy bites on hand. I can grab one quick and it gives me just enough to get my workout done, but not have a stomach full of food. Because that is not good when I workout either. My son loves to grab a couple for his afternoon snack. I have thrown them in his lunch box before too. They are portable and just a great quick and easy snack. Walnut Chocolate Chip Protein Bars are another one of my son’s favorite homemade snacks.
- 1 cup oats (quick cooking or old fashioned)
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini M&M's
- 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts , chopped
- In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together until well blended.
- Using about 2 Tbls of the oat mixture, roll into a ball. Place on lined baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the mixture.
- Place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until firm.
- Store in air tight container.