THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY BARLEAN'S
Who needs a snack?! All the kids raise their hands and shout "MEEEE!!!" Parents too, right?! Always.
No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites are coming your way kidlets (and parents)! These tasty little bites are healthy, loaded with nutritious superfoods, easy to make (get the kids to help out on this recipe), and are perfect for that mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack craving. The only trick is to try and not eat all of them in one sitting.
Life has just made a huge shift for our family. BOTH of the kidlets are now in school FULL TIME. And I'm just sitting around eating bonbons. LOL.
Just kidding. I'm not.
I'm eating these no bake oatmeal cookie energy bites instead. (smiles)
However, about 4 years ago I did have someone, when the kidlets were a whole lot younger and one was still in diapers and taking naps, assume that I was a "bonbon-eating" stay-at-home-mom. True story. And I won't get into the ridiculous details of that conversation but let's just say that gave me a good laugh and prompted the question, "WHAT are you smoking and WHO are these moms that are able to sit around eating bonbons all day?!?!"....which I didn't ask but I thought about it.
I don't know ANY moms, be they working moms, stay-at-home-moms, self-employed-working-from-home moms, part-time working moms, home schooling moms, public schooling moms, co-op schooling moms, moms with 1 child, moms with a dozen children (bless those moms), who feel like they have abundant free time (if any free time at all) to just sit around and eat bonbons all day. If you know one, ask that dear mother for her secret. And for the bonbon recipe obviously.
In the meantime, we need some snacks! Amiright?!
We need a little somethin' tasty to give us an extra boost of energy and nutrition for no matter what type of hard working mothers we are (and dads too, I see you). Do you have a crazy long commute home from work and you feel like your stomach is going to eat itself inside out before you can get home to make dinner? Keep a stash of these with you and have one on the way home. Did you just bust out a killer workout and now you're starving? These oatmeal cookie energy bites are great for a quick energy boost post workout. Did you just tackle a month's worth of laundry, all the dishes, and successfully grocery shop and meal plan for the next 7 days worth of meals? Here Super Adult, have an energy bite. Even superheroes need to replenish their energy.
And don't forget about the kiddos. They need some nutritious brain food too. Pack these bites in with their school lunches or have them ready for that 3 o'clock hour when they come rushing out the school doors with their hangry faces on. Just put one of these oatmeal cookie energy bites smack in front of their hangry eyes before they have a chance to go into full blown volcano face. It'll save the day and everyone's sanity.
Let's deconstruct these energy bites and how stupid simple they are to make.
- almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
- gluten-free quick-cooking oats
- cacao nibs
- honey (or agave)
- Barlean's Digestive Blend (aka flaxseeds, coconut, chia, and a pumpkin spice blend consisting of cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves) --> HELLO yummy spiced oatmeal cookie and tasty fall flavors! You can find this blend here.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl, mix well, place in the fridge to chill for a bit, then roll into balls, and BOOM. Tasty bite-sized power snack is ready to take on any snack attack and any kindergartner.
Now who's with me and feeling ready to take on this new season of life, parenthood, work, and school?! (Raises hand with oatmeal cookie energy bite held up high)
More Tasty Snack Ideas!
We can never have enough go-to snacks on hand! Especially if kids and road trips are involved.
- Superfood Morning Scuffins is it a muffin or a scone?!
- Fruit & Nut Energy Bites another travel-friendly bite-sized snack
- Smooth & Creamy Hummus a tasty dip for all of your veggies and crackers!
Did You Make This Recipe?!
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment and a star rating below! I greatly appreciate your feedback and it is also so helpful for other PMST readers who are thinking about making the recipe. Remember to snap a photo and tag @passmesometasty on Instagram so I can see!
And while you're at it, go ahead and make a double batch.
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