Making these energy bites for kids couldn’t be any easier: you just need a food processor and no cooking at all! Healthy and delicious, no one will resist!
Healthy Energy Bites for Kids
It’s like clockwork: around 3 or 4 o’clock every day, my kids start rummaging through the pantry and fridge, looking for a snack. That’s when these healthy and delicious brownie energy bites solve the problem!
These are super simple to make, requiring just a handful of nutritious ingredients. They’re refined sugar-free and grain-free (replacing the cashews). While these are perfect for snack time, you can even pack a couple of these in your kids’ lunch boxes as a sweet treat.
I love that they only take a few minutes to make, and I can make a big batch at the beginning of the week so we have snacks ready! It really is all about planning.
Made with all good-for-you ingredients and delicious chocolate taste, these brownie energy bites will be a hit with your kids!
Here’s what you need:
- Raisins: a rich source of fiber and minerals.
- Cashews: you can swap them for sunflower seeds to make the bites nut-free.
- Cocoa powder: chocolate taste!
- Vanilla extract: add an irresistible dessert-like taste and aroma.
- Salt: to enhance the flavors.
- Cinnamon: just a pinch for extra flavor.
You’ll find the measurements in the recipe card below.
How to Make Kid-Friendly Energy Bites
These nutritious energy bites for kids come together easily in the food processor. Just 10 minutes and no cooking required!
Make them following these simple steps:
- Soak raisins
Place raisins in a medium bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften, then drain.
Add raisins and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture turns into the consistency of sand. Remove the blade from the unit.
- Make the bites
Using your hands, scoop out dough and form into balls on the palms of your hands.
- Chill & store
Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week.
Take a look at how easy these brownie energy bites are to make:
How to Pack Chocolate Energy Bites for a School Snack
After the bites are chilled, pack them in the lunchbox in the morning, and they stay perfect until lunchtime.
How Many of These Homemade Energy Bites Can You Eat in a Day?
The energy source of these bites is a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates; therefore, energy bites that don’t contain caffeine, like these, can be enjoyed liberally (as many as you want) as long as they fit into your daily nutrition requirements.
Chocolate Brownie No-Bake Energy Bites
- 1 cup raisins, packed
- 1 cup cashews
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Pinch cinnamon
- Place raisins in a medium bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften then drain.
- Add raisins and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture turns into the consistency of sand. Remove blade from the unit.
- Using your hands, scoop out dough and form into balls on the palms of your hands.
- Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week.