I’ve gotten a few requests for more specific recipes for the energy bites from our How to Spoil A New Mama post, so here are 2 faves, adapted from this Family Circle article. These are a good project to do with younger kids if you’re looking for activities but also come together super fast, no bake, lickity split if you make them by yourself 😉
In a large bowl, mix together:
- 2/3 C Chunky Almond Butter
- 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 C organic old fashioned oats
- 1/2 C shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 C cocoa powder
- 2 Tbs maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp almond extract or vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
When dough comes together (it takes a bit of work to get it all mashed up – it shouldn’t be too sticky or fall apart, add a little extra cocoa if too sticky, or extra maple syrup if won’t come together), refrigerate covered for 30 minutes. Form into 1 TBS sized balls and roll in more shredded coconut. Makes ~20.
If you want to upgrade this one, try making it with Better Almond Butter, toasted version. This awesome small-batch almond butter is organic, non-GMO and uses sprouted almonds which takes out the enzymes that make it hard to fully absorb all the nutrients from almonds. Plus it’s freaking delicious! Not an ad, just a personal recommendation.
In ziplock bag, crush 3/4 C freeze-dried raspberries
In large bowl, mix:
- 1/3 of the crushed raspberries
- 2/3 C Cashew butter
- 1/4 C chopped roasted cashews
- 2/3 C organic old fashioned oats
- 1/2 C white chocolate chips
- 1/2 C apple-juice sweetened dried cranberries
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
When dough comes together (again, it takes a bit of work to get it all mashed up – add a little extra raspberry if too sticky, or extra honey if won’t come together), refrigerate covered for 30 minutes. Form into 1 TBS sized balls and roll in the remaining raspberry. Makes ~20.
Dr. Annie is a mom of 3 and constant snacker in California.