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Easy Snack: No-Bake Energy Bites

Need an easy on-the-go snack packed full of energy?

No Bake Energy Bites - MOMables.comCan you guess what the favorite snack among the kids in our test group was? “Bars.” These included protein bars, energy bars, fruit bars, and all sorts of packaged “bars,” promising to be nutritious.

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When parents were asked the #1 reason for purchasing them prepackaged: convenience. 

Most of the snack bars and protein bars those kids were eating were primarily designed for adults, and the only nutrition was the added vitamins. To give parents credit, when shown this recipe of how easy it is to make your own energy bars, most made the switch. In addition, the packaged snacks get expensive!

Watch just how easy these are to make.


Lunch Box Snack: No-Bake Energy Bites

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  • Yield: 18-20 bites
  • Cuisine: Snacks


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut/non-nut butter)*
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, coconut flakes, flax seed, mini chocolate chips, and raisins.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the peanut butter mix into the oat mix, until thoroughly incorporated. Let it chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll it into balls. Store in an airtight container or lunchbox, and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.


* The peanut or non-nut butter you use will make a difference in how well these stick together. If they are not holding together well, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more peanut butter. My creamy peanut butter holds these just fine with 1/2 cup.
*you can use quick oats for this recipe, however, you might need to adjust the quantity since the mixture might be a tad sticky. If so, add more oats.

Of course, her photo sold me immediately too! Kids LOVE bite-size things, and they were a huge hit!  You can double the recipe and freeze some. I put some in the lunch box, and they are ready to eat by snack time.


Don't reach for chips and cookies anymore! These 5 after school snacks are easy to make ahead of time, require no baking, and your kids will love them.

5 No-Bake, Make-Ahead After School Snacks

5 No-Bake, Make-Ahead Snacks for After School - MOMables.com

School is coming soon whether we’re ready or not, and it’s time to start getting back into our normal routines. That includes healthy lunches and snacks for our kids!

We all know this too well- it’s 3 o’clock, the kids are back home from school, and immediately you hear, “Mom, can I please have a snack??” Before you reach for the chips or cookies, check out our list of 5 no-bake after school snacks that are easy to make ahead of time and ready as soon as you get home. Most importantly, your kids will LOVE them!

1. No-Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites - MOMables.com

Make a big batch of these energy bites and have snack time set for the week! These bites are customizable to your taste preferences and can be easily made gluten- and nut-free. Not only will your kids love them, but so will you!

2. Frozen Yogurt Shapes

Frozen Yogurt Shapes - MOMables.com

Blend, pour, freeze. It doesn’t get simpler than that. Made simply from yogurt and berries, these delicious frozen treats are great on a hot day after school. Use silicone molds in fun shapes to get your kids excited!

3. Homemade Larabars

Homemade Lara Bars - MOMables.com

Larbars are great snacks to grab-and-go, but save some money and make your own! They’re made with only a few simple ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about added sugar in preservatives in normal store-bought granola bars. Make a batch at the beginning of the week to have ready for after school snacking!

4. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pudding

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Pudding - MOMables.com

You can make this snack ahead of time and refrigerate it, but it takes less than 5 minutes to whip it up right when the kids get home from school. Feel free to use another nut or seed butter if your child has an allergy. Everyone will enjoy this delectable treat after a long day.

5. Homemade Dairy-Free Yogurt Drinks

Homemade Dairy-Free Yogurt Drinks - MOMables.com

No more worrying about the crazy amounts of sugar and fake ingredients in store-bought yogurt pops. Make your own inexpensive dairy-free yogurt drinks! Whip up these easy drinks before school or the night before, and the kids can get them straight out of the refrigerator after school!

Check back next week here on MOMables.com for 8 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas!