I don’t post recipes often because it’s not my focal point. However, I will share the occasional recipe that really jumps out at me or is a home run in our family. This recipe is just that. In fact, every time I make these amazing Energy Bites for guests, the whole batch gets eaten within hours. I now make a double batch each time because they go so fast!
The ingredients are simple. I use an allergy friendly version of the crispy cereal and the mini chocolate chips (THIS is the brand we like!), which is how I can call these snacks dairy free, soy free, egg free, and gluten free. If you substitute standard mini chocolate chips or regular krispie cereal, you will no longer have a completely allergy friendly product, so please keep that in mind!
6 simple ingredients make the most yummy, protein-packed snack. This is a recipe I found online through my new favorite food blogger, $5 Dollar Dinners. Erin, the talent responsible for $5DollarDinners.com has an amazing ability to combine healthy food with low budget prices. When I say amazing, I mean Uh-Maze-ING! She’s a mom-chef with a knack for the perfect trifecta in the kitchen; healthy meals, delicious taste, and budget friendly recipes. Since we’re tightening the budget for our upcoming adoption, her website is a huge resource for me as executive chef in our household.
Hoping not to frustrate you, I must send you to her website (CLICK HERE) to read the directions, scroll down towards the bottom until you see the recipe. Google traffic is funny like that and I want to give her FULL credit for her hard work. I’ll be posting more about Erin and her talents, so keep an ear out for other helpful tips I’ve learned from her website.
These are the ingredients you’ll need to get started…
Krispie Cereal (gluten free if desired)
Shredded Coconut Flakes
Mini Chocolate Chips (HERE if you need allergy friendly)
What I love most about this recipe is that it doesn’t use raw oats as the foundation like so many energy bite recipes do. I’m not a fan of raw oats as they have anti-nutrients in them harmful to our digestion.
For this recipe, I use my trusty cookie dough scoop after mixing up a double batch.
However you scoop them out, it’s best to pack them a little tight so that they don’t fall apart. One leveled flat glob of no-bake “dough” in my cookie scoop is the perfect size for us.
Pop it out and roll it into a ball.
It’s a very easy recipe and a great one to involve little kitchen helpers if you’ve got one or two kiddos around the house! Mix everything up, scoop into portions, and roll into shape. If you serve them to company, they may disappear before you can get the mixing bowl washed and put away. I eat my fair share along the way too, so it may not be all related to company.
I have served these about half a dozen times to different families, some picky & others not, and everyone has LOVED them. Not a single child told me “no thanks”, which is pretty impressive considering it’s a relatively healthy snack food compared to most other convenient options. I’ve even taken them on Spring Break without any problems (used a cooler and ice to keep them fresh). The kids ate them at the pool for a quick energy refuel. My next endeavor is to take them on vacation with us when we travel to see my family. I have no doubt these will be a big hit with the nieces and nephews!