Your snack game will never be the same once you try these no-bake oatmeal energy balls. And with eight flavor options, plus tips on how to make up your own, you definitely won’t get bored!
Hello friends! I’m so excited to finally be getting this awesome post out to you today. I’ve had the recipes done and photographed for a while and then life happened; I had a pretty nasty illness, and spring sprung, which means I’ve been slow getting all these words written for you. Last year’s post about 9 Energy Bites was so well received that I wanted to share with you 8 recipes for no-bake oatmeal energy bites, the cookie-like cousin of the date ball.
We LOVE No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls, and I have been making them pretty much non-stop this year. It’s an easy thing for the kids to grab out of the fridge, they travel great, they are so easy to make, and they taste like a cookie. These are going to become a fast family favorite in your house too – that I guarantee! These are a great, easy, budget-friendly whole food snack you are going to make again and again. If you feel like your kids are constantly asking for food, you are going to love these. Best. Snack. Ever!
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What I Love About No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls
I have everything on hand to make them.
The base of No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls is oatmeal, peanut butter, and honey. You can mix in a lot of things to suit your taste, but in general, they are made from just a few simple ingredients that I always have on hand. There’s nothing special to put on a shopping list, they can be mixed together in just a few minutes, and my kids are crazy for them.
They are made with “whole food” ingredients.
Oats, peanut butter, and honey are some pretty great simple ingredients. I love that these have a good mix of health fats, carbs, protein, and fiber that help keep my family running. Some of the recipes also include almond butter and I’m sure that they could be made with sunbutter too. If you need these to be gluten-free, find gluten-free oats. I feel like these are very easy to adjust to your dietary needs, which is always nice. That being said, a few of the recipes do have chocolate chips in them and one even has 1/4 cup of mini M&M’s. I know that these aren’t whole foods. You can, however, find some great whole food chocolate chips and dye-free candies, if that’s important to you. Make them work for you and you’ll be one happy camper.
Oatmeal energy bites taste like cookies.
I’m never sad when easy whole food recipes taste like cookies. Neither are the kids. Long live the cookie!
My kids love them.
As much as I’d like you to think my kids eat all the things I put in front of them without fuss, that just isn’t true. These, however, are 100% kid approved. They have been tested by my kids plus about 10 other neighborhood buddies. The Monster Cookie No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Balls were the favorite… thanks to those M&M’s. 🙂
They can be made on a prep day, store well, and travel well.
Long live a prep day for busy moms! These are great made ahead of time, store well in the fridge, travel well, and are all around awesomeness.