As many of you know, my son is away at college this year. It has been an adjustment for us, but he does make it home for the weekend every few weeks, and I’m so grateful for the time we can spend together.
Life on campus has been busy, and having on-the-go snacks isn’t always the easiest. Pre-made packaged snacks may be convenient, but their lengthy list of unhealthy ingredients, many of which I can’t even pronounce, means I’m not going to purchase them. Some companies are making it easier to pick up better options, but many are costly (remember we’re on a college budget here)! Spending a little time in the kitchen making grab-and-go snacks that are easy, nutritious, and budget-friendly seems to be the best solution.
These no-bake chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites have quickly become one of his favourites. They’re easy to throw in his backpack or grab on a study break.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites
2/3 cup peanut butter
4 TB. raw honey
1 ½ cups quick cooking oats
½ cup ground whole almonds
½ cup unsweetened coconut
¼ cup ground flax
½ cup chocolate chips
Combine peanut butter and honey in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat until just melted (about 20 seconds). Stir in the oats, ground almonds, coconut, and flax. Fold in the chocolate chips (don’t over mix).
Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, shape mixture with your hands pressing into balls (around 1.5″ in diameter). Makes 16 energy bites. Store in an airtight container.
Grab-and-go energy bites that are easy, nutritious, budget-friendly and the perfect snack for busy kids!
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 4 TB. raw honey
- 1 ½ cups quick cooking oats
- ½ cup ground whole almonds
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup ground flax
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Combine peanut butter and honey in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat until just melted (about 20 seconds). Stir in the oats, ground almonds, coconut, and flax. Fold in the chocolate chips (don't over mix).
- Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, shape mixture with your hands pressing into balls (around 1.5" in diameter). Store in an airtight container.
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See you tomorrow,