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I’ve been tinkering with a recipe for energy bites ever since Alyssa started Kindergarten.
I’ve finally got it.
These are pretty amazing. Chocolate… peanut butter… jelly… crunchy…creamy…
It answers my daily question of what to feed Alyssa before school.
Her breakfast completely affects her morning at school. In September, I would pick her up at lunchtime and she was a different kid depending on what she had eaten (or not) that morning.
And then I started to get savvy.
Whaaaa?! They learn to read in the first few months of Kindergarten?? Yep.
School has changed, my friends, and we have to keep up with it.
So why not give them a quick & easy breakfast that powers them through the morning?
They also make a fantastic midday snack.
I love the idea of energy bites (super simple, make ahead) but wasn’t loving the flavors of my first trials. Plus, I like to keep them in the fridge and they had a tendency to get rock hard. Which, by the way, is a hard sell on your kids.
These are delicious and maintain their creamy texture. Yum.
Gotta have dates in an energy bite, they have loads of protein & fiber.
Then I added Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Spreads, *brand new* from Walmart, which inspired me to add the grape jelly. Hello, PB & J bites!
Oats & almonds add some extra nutrients and lots of texture.
Stir up, roll into small balls, save for school mornings. Or any time, really. When isn’t a good time for tasty, healthy bites of energy?
I am thankful for my inspiration. Mornings are better around here.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites
1/4 cup Reese’s Spreads Peanut Butter Chocolate
3 cups, pitted dates
1 cup, oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds (can substitute with walnuts, pecans, etc.)
3 Tablespoons, grape jelly
1. Grind up pitted dates in food processor until the size of small pebbles, scoop into medium-sized mixing bowl.
2. Add all other ingredients to mixing bowl, stir to combine.
3. With hands, shape into golf ball-sized snack bites.
4. Refrigerator until ready to eat, lasts about a week in the fridge.
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