Ever have those crazy mornings when the alarm didn't go off and you are running around trying to get the kids ready for school? On those days, getting a filling breakfast in my kids can be a challenge. For that reason, I started making these delicious No Bake Energy Bites. I love having them on hand in the refrigerator. They are perfect to take with us in the car and they make a fabulous after school snack as well. They taste so good, kids won't know that they are full of good-for-them ingredients. Plus, they take 10 minutes to make. So take the stress out of breakfast and whip up a batch of these breakfast balls. For more on-the-go breakfast ideas, check out these Sausage Egg Muffins.
This is the second month that I am participating in the Kids' Kitchen Monthly Blog Hop. Once a month, I will be joining some of my favorite kid bloggers in sharing recipes that are perfect for making with your kids. This month, we are making some kid-made breakfasts that little ones will love. After you try out these no bake energy bites, check out the links at the bottom of the post for more kid-made breakfasts from other participating bloggers.
No Bake Energy Bites
These no bake energy bites take just minutes to whip up and kids can help! Making them is a great way for kids to practice measuring, scooping and estimating. We started by measuring out some oats.
Then we added chocolate chips. You can bet the kids were arguing over who helped with this step!
For some extra crunch, we added rice krispies to our no bake energy bites.
We added some chopped walnuts to our no bake energy bites. I've made them with chopped almonds before and they were just as tasty. Peanut butter and honey help hold the mixture together. I have found that microwaving the peanut butter for 10-15 seconds makes it easier to incorporate into the mixture. Finally, add vanilla and cinnamon.
My kids used some elbow grease to mix all of the ingredients together. Make sure the peanut butter is evenly mixed in.
Now it's time to roll the mixture into balls. You'll want to make sure the kids have clean hands for this! Between the peanut butter and the honey, this is one sticky mixture. My little tip to keep these from sticking to hands is to spray hands with some cooking spray and rub them together. My kids had a good laugh when I sprayed their hands.
Roll the mixture into 2 inch balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
We got 20 no bake energy bites from this recipe.
Place them in the refrigerator for an hour so they can set a bit. These can be stored up to a week in the refrigerator, but they won't last that long.
My kids love to have these for breakfast. We make them the afternoon before and they are perfect for those busy mornings when we are in rush. They are so filling that they give my kids plenty of energy for the day ahead.
No Bake Energy Bites
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup rice krispies
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ cup walnuts chopped
- Microwave peanut butter for 10-15 seconds to soften it a bit.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
- Roll into 1 ½ -2 inch balls.
- Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Store in refrigerator for up to a week.
Now that you’ve tried our no bake energy bites, check out these kids made breakfasts:
Kids’ Kitchen: Apple Breakfast Loaf Recipe | Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Healthy, Yummy, Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins | Living Montessori Now
Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Compote | Royal Baloo
Pear and banana breakfast oat and almond muffins | Kidgredients
Cheesy Chive Scrambled Eggs | Kitchen Counter Chronicles
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I bet they will!
A great breakfast on the go!
Toasted oats are a great idea.
Always a kid favorite!
My kids love making energy bites too, I can't wait to make this recipe with them soon!
Rebecca | Let's Eat Cake
I love these snacks! They're so good for a little quick energy on the go. And, your kids are super cute!
That's such a good idea, energy bites for breakfast! I love your tip about microwaving the peanut butter. You could even use toasted oats so they're more easily digestible.
I love this idea for a quick breakfast! Looks like something even my two-and-a-half year old could help with. Great tips for making these with kids too. So fun!
Allison - Celebrating Sweets
I'm going to try making these with my kids today! They will love them!