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July 22, 2012 in Appetizers, breakfast, dessert, Kids Lunch Box Ideas, Lunch, snacks, treats | Tags: bento, bento lunch idea, breakfast, energy balls, energy bites, lunch, No Bake Cookies, no bake peanut butter oatmeal energy bites, recipes, snack | Leave a comment
No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites
This year 2 of my kids (and myself) decided that they wanted to take a *bento* type of lunches to school this year. One of them is entering 2nd grade and another is a Freshman in High School. Plus, I decided I wanted to make all lunches healthier this year.
I have 5 lunches I have to prepair every weekday! That is a lot of lunches. I am looking for new, healthy and FUN (who says food can’t be fun) ideas to put in lunches. So if you have any suggestions please leave a comment. I love to hear from all of you!
These little gems whip up SUPER quick….and funny enough my WHOLE family loved them. INCLUDING my very picky 15-year-old son.
2 cups Old-Fashioned Oats (dry)
1 1/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup mini-semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup of honey (I use local honey)
2 tsp. vanilla
1. Through everything into a bowl and stir until completely combine.
2. Refrigerate ”dough” for about 30 minutes.
3. Roll into balls (about 1 inch in size). I used a cookie scoop to make it go a little faster and to get more uniform *balls*. Store in an air tight container for about 7 days in fridge.
It is not really necessary to refrigerate the dough. It does make it a little easier to form the balls though if the dough is chilled.
You can add so much to this recipe. Dried fruits, nuts, flaxseed. Mini-M& M’s would be fun as well.
The amount of bites you get depend on how big you make them. I was able to get 50 bites made with my cookie scoop.