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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.

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.

 
4.3 from 3 reviews
Lunch Box Snack: No-Bake Energy Bites
 
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Cuisine: Snacks
Serves: 18-20 bites
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ground flax seed
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut/non-nut butter)*
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  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, and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Notes
* 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 ½ 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.

 

2 These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

Pecan Pie Energy Bites

 These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

The holiday season is here! Who’s ready for Thanksgiving this week? We hope your getting your turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pies ready for a family feast. We know we are so excited to spend time with family around good food!

One of our holiday staples is pecan pie. Especially down here in Louisiana, where you can get the freshest pecans you’ll ever eat. Nothing beats cutting into a slice of sweet, sticky pecan pie… except maybe pecan pie energy bites that are actually healthy!

These energy bites are made with just a few simple ingredients you may already have on hand – which means you should make them ASAP. ;) They taste just like classic pecan pie, but are Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan/vegetarian. They’re a great sweet snack to enjoy in a lunch box or when the 3 p.m. slump comes along. The whole family will love these pecan pie energy bites! Let us know if you try them – you won’t regret it.

These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Pecan Pie Energy Bites
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raisins or dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place raisins in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let them soak for 10 minutes; drain.
  2. In a food processor, place raisins and pecans; pulse until they are finely ground and have formed a paste. Add coconut flakes, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.
  3. Pulse a few times until combined. Remove food processor base and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Using your hands, form dough into 16 small balls. Refrigerate in an airtight container to store and enjoy.
 

This Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe!

Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

Have you ever tried chia pudding? It’s a great grain-free alternative to oatmeal, and a healthy way to indulge in pudding for dessert. With some mashed pumpkin and a few spices, this Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding tastes just like a slice of pie!

When chia seeds are left to sit in liquid, they form a gel consistency that is just like pudding. They’re full of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, so you can feel good giving your kids some ch-ch-ch-chia!

This pumpkin chia pudding is great for breakfast, a healthy sweet snack, or even an after-dinner dessert. For an even smoother consistency, you can blend all the ingredients after soaking to create a silky pudding. I love topping mine with crunchy pecans for texture and a drizzle of molasses for true pumpkin pie flavor. Grab a spoon and dig in!

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding
 
This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1¼ cups milk or non-dairy alternative
  • ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon molasses (optional)
  • Toppings: nuts, fruit, seeds, molasses
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add chia seeds, milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and molasses (if using). Whisk until ingredients are combined.
  2. Place in the fridge. Let sit overnight, or at least 4 hours.
  3. When ready to eat, divide into two jars or bowls and top with nuts, fruit, and a drizzle of molasses.
 

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices (6 Ways!)

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There’s 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Snack time just got way more fun!

I love to get my kids involved in the kitchen as much as I can. From letting them stir ingredients to having them chop vegetables, I try to make the kitchen a hands-on environment.

These Chocolate Covered Apple Slices are the perfect way to get the kids involved in preparing food! They will have so much fun preparing all the toppings and dipping the apples in chocolate.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

You can use whatever toppings your kids want, but here’s what we went with:

Shredded coconut

Chopped peanuts

Chia seeds

Chopped dark chocolate

Chopped banana chips

Granola

Let us know what toppings your kids would love on these chocolate covered apple slices! Enjoy!

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices (6 Ways!)
 
Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • Toppings:
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Chopped dark chocolate
  • Chopped banana chips
  • Granola
Instructions
  1. Slice the apple into wedges, removing the core and seeds.
  2. In a small bowl, add chocolate chips. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between.
  3. On a cutting board or a sheet of wax/parchment paper, place all the toppings separately.
  4. Dip each apple slice into the chocolate, then roll into a topping. Place onto a sheet of wax/parchment paper until the chocolate hardens. Repeat until you use all the apple slices and toppings.
 

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it’s a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Are yours kids sweet snackers or savory snackers? Do they reach for fruit and cookies, or nuts and chips? One thing that my kids definitely inherited from me is their sweet tooth – they can never turn down a piece of chocolate! But they also love their salty crackers with edamame hummus.

This easy pineapple salsa is the best of both worlds! Sweet, juicy pineapple mixed with savory vegetables and a hint of spice from chili powder – it’s a snack you’ll never get tired of eating. It’s great with chips as an afternoon snack, packed in a lunch box or as a topping for grilled chicken or tacos!

If you deal with food allergies in your house like we do, don’t worry – this pineapple salsa is gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, and still SO delicious! Let us know if you try it. Enjoy!

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa
 
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This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.
Author:
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds moved and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Stir to combine; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve with chips, tacos, fish, chicken and much more.

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