Wednesday, February 15, 2012

no bake energy bites

I love healthy snacks for my children. I try really hard to make all of my childrens snack foods from scratch and by doing this I know exactly what they are consuming. So you can imagine my excitement when I found this recipe on pinterest that contained ingredients I would love for my children to eat. It was easy to put together and they are so delicious!


There is some variation to this recipe that can be followed but I am going to give you the directions exactly like I made them. The best thing about these is how easy they were to make and the fact that they are so nutritious. Some of you may think your child will not eat coconut or oats but don’t despair. I have a picky daughter who refuses oatmeal and a husband that doesn’t like coconut. Guess what? They both ate them and said they were good!

No Bake Energy Bites

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used all natural)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ*
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.  Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.  Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week although they probably will not last that long.

Slightly adapted from: Gimme Some Oven (please visit her recipe for other options for this recipe)

*I purchased wheat germ from my local bulk food source however I am sure you can find it at a health food store. It is very nutritious and packed full of vitamins.

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  1. I love these! We make them with with peanut butter, honey and dry milk powder, then add whatever else we have on hand and want in them. They are yummy with raisins or other dry fruits, sunflower seeds - all sorts of things! I have not made them in a while - thank you for reminding me about them! (Why, I may have to make/blog some soon myself! ;) )

    -Laura at TenThingsFarm

  2. I make a cookie somewhat like this...adding whatever nuts & dried fruit I have on hand, but I have to bake them. So, this is a really nice alternative...thanks!

  3. These are amazing...they went in less than a day! We can't have wheat and a couple of people in my family can't tolerate oats, so I had to tweak the recipe a bit. I substituted flax meal for the wheat germ, and in one batch I used powdered milk instead of oats. I used mini chocolate chips instead of the big ones, and quick oats. I also pressed it all into an 8"x8" pan instead of rolling into balls--big time saver! I shared this on facebook and a lot of people made these. Thanks for the recipe!


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