15 Minute No Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites (1 Year+)

1 April 2021
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These Peanut Butter Energy Bites are a super convenient snack, packed with, nutrition and you guessed it, energy!

It takes only 15 minutes, 5 ingredients and no baking! You just need a blender or food processor.


Bringing Variety To Snacks

I started making these once the weaning stage was over, savoury and naturally sweet muffins were the star, but Jin’s 19 months now and I wanted to give him something different.

Since he’s at the stage where he’s running around non-stop, the first thing that came to mind was energy balls! And so after a lot of trial and error, these Peanut Butter Energy Bites are now his favourite.


A Quick Look At Nutrition

Peanuts

They’re nutritious, tasty and are used for snacks, baking and cooking. They contain more plant-based protein than any other nut! (They are however, technically a legume).

Peanut-Nutrition

Here are the two main 100% Peanut Butter products, available in most large supermarkets, here in the UK:

Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter

Whole Earth Smooth Peanut Butter


Chia Seeds

These tiny seeds contain a Huge amount of nutrients! I try and sneak these into different foods as much as I can.

Chia-Seed-Nutrition

Combining Peanuts and Chia Seeds create one explosive nugget of energy for all ages!


Perfect For On-The-Go

I make a batch and keep some in the fridge and freeze the rest for later.

When we go out, I grab a few to go in the snack box and it’s a perfect little bite for when Jin is feeling peckish.


And Now For The Recipe

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15 Minute Peanut Butter Energy Bites (1 Year+)

Being Naomi
Nutritious and morish, these little balls of energy are perfect for all ages.
I like to make these as tiny bites but you could make them as large as you want.
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine European
Servings 20 Little Bites

Ingredients
  

  • 80 g Oats
  • 80 g 100% Natural Peanut Butter
  • 30 g Honey
  • Handful Of Raisins/Saltanas
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds

Optional

  • 2 tsp Warm Water

Instructions
 

  • Put the Peanut Butter and Honey into a bowl and mircrowave for up to 20 seconds to loosen it up. Set asise to cool down
    2. Microwave peanut butter and honey
  • Put the oats in a blender until it becomes a fine powder
    1. Break the oats down
  • Roughly chop up the raisins
    3. Chop raisins
  • Take all the ingredients, except the warm water, and put them in a medium sized bowl
    4. Put everything into a bowl
  • Mix all the ingredients together with a spatula in a medium sized bowl until it starts to form clumps
    5. Mix everything with a spatula
  • Once the mixture becomes clumpy, switch to using your hands and squish the mixture until it becomes really doughy
    6. Mix with hands into dough
  • Break off pieces from the dough and roll into little balls. I make them quite small (like a malteaser chocolate) but you can make bigger ones if you prefer
    7. Roll into bite sized balls
  • These can be eaten straight away or you can put them in the fridge for a while to set them a little
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Optional:

  • Depending on the Peanut Butter you use, you may find the mixture too dry and it breaks apart when you're trying to roll the little balls. If this happens, add 2 tsp of warm water to the mixture and squish well with your hands. This should make everything hold better

Notes

If you use Peanut Butter containing sugar, leave out the honey from the recipe or reduce it. Since there’s no baking involved, you can taste it as you form the dough.
 
Storage: These can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
 
Freeze: These can be frozen straight away and will defrost in 15 mins or so. Consume within 3 months.
 
Tailor this Snack:
Even Smoother Texture – Blend the oats to a fine powder
More Texture – Only blend a little to leave some large oat pieces
Protein – I use Chia Seeds for a protein boost but you can also use ground Flax Seeds or Soy powder
Nut Butters – I use Peanut Butter but you can use any nut butter
Keyword Bites, Chia Seeds, Energy Ball, Energy Balls, Honey, Oats, Peanut

Final Thoughts

These Peanut Butter Energy Bites have been a real hit in our household.

As summer approaches and we go on more outings and picnics, these will definitely be on the menu.

If you give this recipe a go, let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Matthew Justin 6 April 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Great recipe. These look delicious. I think my daughter would love them. Thank you.

    • Reply BeingNaomi 6 April 2021 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you so much! They’re super easy. I hope your daughter enjoys them 😊

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