AC Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites September 30 2016




We were lucky this week to have one of our girls, Brittany Mark, share her wonderful recipe of healthy bites!

We’ve all been there, the morning preparation of that beautifully crafted healthy and nutritious breakfast orchestrated together by moms for their littles ones to enjoy before the dash to the schoolyards.

Sadly, you may be warmly greeted with a little voice stating firmly  "I don’t like it" . And as any good mother you try with great composer to remain calm, smile and eagerly prepare another few options before you realize nothing is to these little ones likings. You are then met with the mad dash to drop off with now a handful of snacks that will subside and give you piece of mind those little tummies will devour something the least bit substantial before the bell rings.

Don’t fret ! We wanted to share one of our favourite SUPER simple and perfect snacks for those “in the pinch moments” (and they are kid approved)!

No Bake Energy Bites! So healthy, so easy, so yummy!

Recipe:

These bite size snacks need no baking time prep: 35 minutes max.

Serving roughly 1.5 dozen that can keep up to one week in the refrigerator

Grains:  1 Cup Dry Quick Oats

Baking Essentials:  1/2 Cup Sunflower Seed Butter  

**substitute in with Wow Butter, Almond Butter even Peanut Butter for home snacking

½ Cup Chocolate Chips, 2/3 Cup Coconut Flakes, 1/3 Cup Honey, raw, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, 1 tbsp Chia Seeds  

Steps:

1. Bring all the listed ingredients into one large mixing bowl.  Have the little ones help in this step and begin to really mix everything in. Be sure to get all the oats coated with the sticky ingredients leaving no dry spots.  

Form a ball and cover with saran wrap and place inside the refrigerator for 20-25 minutes.  (This process will allow a better bite size formation).

2. Remove from the refrigerator and roll into 1 inch bite size balls. These can then be placed inside an airtight container to be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week..that is if they last that long!

**Please be playful with this recipe - feel free to add in Dried Cranberries and White Chocolate Chips, or Flax Seeds etc this is just a great guideline to get started.

Photography by Cooking Classy and Life in the lofthouse