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Healthy Peanut Butter Snacks: Energy Bites Kids LOVE!

These healthy peanut butter snacks are easy, quick, and packed full of energy! Kids LOVE peanut butter energy bites and even love to help you make them. Get the kids in the kitchen for this fun and healthy snack.
 
Peanut Butter Energy Bites Kids in the Kitchen

Healthy Peanut Butter Snack Balls

I am quite well known for living the better part of my 20’s and early 30’s surviving on two foods: popcorn and cookies. Before there was Carrie and “Sex in the City,”
  • I stored boot boxes (with boots in them, yes) in my oven,
  • purses in my kitchen cabinets and
  • the refrigerator was empty most of the time.

Cooking is not my thing but because this is a safe place, I’m going to be really honest: I think cooking stinks. Eating is wicked fun and baking is awesome, but cooking? Cooking isn’t my happy place.

So I tend to gravitate to easy and quick snacks. Bonus points are given if they only have a few ingredients and that’s exactly what these healthy peanut butter energy snacks are all about! 

Kids in the Kitchen: Peanut Butter Energy Bites

 

Elise (28 months) and I took to the kitchen and made these tasty, healthy peanut butter snacks. She tried forming the balls, like a tasty form of edible play dough, but squishing the mixture in her fingers won out over any serious fine-motor building activity. 

If I can {correctly} make this recipe in a few minutes while listening to a toddler bang out “Row, row, row your boat” on pie tin cymbals, you should have absolutely no reservations about trying it. And I promise there will be no need to ready the fire extinguisher.

Healthy Peanut Butter Snacks Recipe

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter, plus more for consistency (we used creamy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons – 1 tablespoon honey (start with 2 teaspoons)
  • optional: chocolate chips

Put the oats in a food processor (or chop by hand). You want them small so they form the balls easily.

Mix in the honey, vanilla, and peanut butter, adding more peanut butter if necessary. You’ll be able to tell if they’re too dry. These healthy peanut butter snacks should be a bit moist and slightly sticky – they need to hold together on their own.

Scoop out the mix and work in your hands to form into balls. We get about 14 peanut butter energy bites from this recipe.

Healthy Peanut Butter Snacks: Energy Bites Kids LOVE!

Healthy Peanut Butter Energy Bites Recipe

These healthy peanut butter snacks are easy, quick, and packed full of energy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter, plus more for consistency (we used creamy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons - 1 tablespoon honey (start with 2 teaspoons)
  • optional: chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Put the oats in a food processor (or chop by hand). You want them small so they form the balls easily.
  2. Mix in the honey, vanilla, and peanut butter, adding more peanut butter if necessary. You'll be able to tell if they're too dry. These healthy peanut butter snacks should be a bit moist and slightly sticky - they need to hold together on their own.
  3. Scoop out the mix and work in your hands to form into balls. We get about 14 peanut butter energy bites from this recipe.

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Are you excited to make these? I don’t even love peanut butter and these are still quite a treat for me. 
 
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