I’m not going to lie, we go to Rite Aid an awful lot. It’s on our walk home from the bus stop, and it’s like our fun little place to stop in and grab chap-stick and toiletries and sometimes treats we are craving. Lately, there have been a ton of energy boosters hanging out in the checkout line – 5 hour energy, candies, essential oils, you name it, it’s there. B is always trying to get me to buy them so that I can have more energy, which leaves me to believe that he’s trying to hint at something. So I knew I needed to whip up our favorite no bake energy bites recipe.
So I try to explain to him that we get our energy from the healthy foods we eat, and for me – my coffee. I’m not big on baking (mostly because Chris and Branden are not sweet eaters so I end up eating everything myself), but this No Bake Energy Bites recipe is a great alternative that somewhat mimics a granola bar but healthier, since you are in control of the ingredients.
No Bake Energy Bites Recipe
Since these No Energy Bites are small enough to basically pop in your mouth, it’s easy to make a double batch to have them handy for those “need to snack” moments. I recommend keeping your serving size to just two, even though they are so delicious you will want to eat more!
- 1 cup Oatmeal
- ½ cup Peanut Butter
- ¼ cup Honey
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- ½ cup 25% Less Sugar Dried Cranberries
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- Mix all of your ingredients together in a large bowl and make sure everything is evenly distributed.
- Roll your dough into 20 small balls.
- Place in an airtight container and refrigeratorate.
If you are a nut lover, you can also add a half or whole cup of crushed almonds, walnuts, or peanut to the mixture – my boys don’t love them so I left them out. If there are allergies in your household, the peanut butter can also be substituted with Sun Butter.
I have been keeping these in stock in the fridge at all times, and they make a great, quick breakfast for myself. In the afternoon whenever I am feeling like crashing, they are a seriously fantastic, natural way to help you energize without putting crap into your body.
Let me know what you think!