These healthy snack bites take less than TEN minutes to make and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry. My boys adore them! Great after-school or anytime snack with no preservatives or added sugar!
We are on the home stretch of summer. I can tell it's time for my boys to go back to school because the fighting, name-calling and overall antsy-ness is OUT of control. Even the dog seems to be going a bit mad.
A few mornings ago I noticed that Elijah had a fresh ring of chocolate around his mouth and it was barely 7:00am. He confessed that he had been raiding the pantry in the mornings and gorging on chocolate chips, peanut butter and Nutella. Perfect. This was not ideal, so we came up with a compromise: if I made a snack packed with those delicious ingredients, he would have to limit himself to ONE serving at a time. These Healthy Snack Bites were the solution and so far they're keeping him out of the pantry. Either that or he's getting better at hiding the chocolate-mouth ring. And I couldn't help but throw in a few extra healthy ingredients for good measure.
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HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY SNACK BITES
Such a quick and easy finger food for your kiddos - these no bake energy bites are protein packed, there are so many variations to enjoy!
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix well. Form 1-inch balls using your hands and place on a plate in a single layer. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!
WHAT ARE SNACK BITES
Snack bites are a great little snack that you can make in a jiff. Sometimes you'll see them called energy bites, protein balls, power balls, and or truffles but they are full of healthy, natural ingredients, tucked into a little ball, perfect to stave off cravings. They also give you a boost during your day and help you avoid bingeing on cookies and candy or garlic bread! I mean, that's what I'm hoping to avoid eating the whole loaf of. BONUS: they fulfill a craving for sweetness so it's almost like a healthy dessert!
HOW BIG SHOULD I ROLL MY SNACK BITES
Whether you want to be able to make your snack bites bite size or be able to enjoy several bites with each ball, you can tailor the snack bites to your presence. This recipe is made for 12 round balls so feel free to make them larger or smaller based on your preference.
My boys have fallen in love with these snack bites. They practically made me sign an agreement promising to have them on hand every day of their lives. This will be my new go-to after-school snack. They take less than 10 minutes to make and you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen. Swap out raisins for chocolate chips, add nuts of your liking or even a touch of applesauce or grated carrot.
POPULAR ADD-INS TO YOUR SNACK BITES
Dried Fruit like raisins, apricots, cherries, cranberries
Seeds like sunflower, pumpkin or chia seeds
White chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
Rolled Oats can be used instead of regular oatmeal.
Coconut oil or avocado oil
*If you have flax seeds, you can use a food processor to grind down the seeds.
STORING YOUR ENERGY BALLS
Great news! Because these are super easy to make, so take the time to make another batch, they freeze well. You can store your energy balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Freeze a batch of snack bites for up to 3 months.