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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Here is a super easy, quick and healthy "pick me up" or "on the go" snack!  My Ace man has actually requested them for lunch!  Indee likes them too!  And as soon as Q is old enough, I'm sure she'll be a fan also!  I love that I'm giving my little family a way better alternative to candy bars, protein bars and/or granola bars by being able to control what ingredients go into them!  Now that's a mother's piece of mind!:)
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 cup flaked or shredded coconut
1/2 cup whole rolled oats
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon honey or 1-2 packets of truvia
Mix all ingredients together.  Form into 2 inch balls and refrigerate for at least an hour to get firm.  Makes roughly 11 energy bites.
Note:  I just worked with ingredients I had on hand, but my Mom had an awesome suggestion to substitute puffed rice cereal in place of the oats!  YUM!  Also, to up the nutrient value, add some flax or chia seeds.  Really your options could be endless once you walk down the healthy bulk food isles at a health food store!
Notice my lil Q Monster crawling towards the goods!

Oh how I wish I could've given her a bite!

Images and recipe by Kara


Briana said...

I'm excited to make these! I like that you can throw in lots of different things.

Kar said...

Yes Bri! Can't wait to see what combinations you come up with!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Mmm, these look great! And yes, it's SO nice to have a quick, yummy, healthy option!