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This is a guest post from Sammi of Grounded & Surrounded

This incredibly simple snack recipe was born out of the necessity to bring nut-free, healthy food  items to school. Fortunately, my children do not go to a school that requires this, but I know so many of you do. Gone are the days of packing a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch at many schools due to peanut allergies.

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You will love the replacement of traditional peanut butter with the flavor and creaminess of SunButter, an alternative made from sunflower seeds. It’s amazing the varieties of products we have to choose from these days, isn’t it?

The jelly ingredient in these energy bites is replaced with dried strawberries. Feel free to use any dried fruit though. Strawberries just happen to be a favorite in our house!

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Here is what you need:

3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup SunButter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup dried strawberries
 

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Step 1: On a small cutting board, chop dried strawberries into small bits.

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Step 2: Add all four ingredients to a large bowl.

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Step 3: Stir until well combined.

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Step 4: Take a spoonful of the energy bite mixture and form into a ball. You should end up with 25-30 balls or bites of energy. Store in the refrigerator or freezer

Recipe Notes: SunButter is made with sunflower seeds, and can replace traditional nut butter in recipes.

Pb & J Energy Bites

All you need is four ingredients to create this simple and fun energy bite recipe that just happens to be nut-free and completely school-friendly!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 30 per bite
Calories 99 kcal
Author Sammi Ricke

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup SunButter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup dried strawberries

Instructions

  1. On a small cutting board, chop dried strawberries into small bits.

  2. Add all four ingredients to a large bowl.

  3. Stir until well combined.

  4. Take a spoonful of the energy bite mixture and form into a ball. You should end up with 25-30 balls or bites of energy. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipe Notes

SunButter, made with sunflower seeds, and can replace traditional nut butter in recipes.

Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life’s essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi’s Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.

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7 Comments

  1. August 9 at 10:41AM

    Yes! I haven’t made energy bites in a long time. With school about to begin, I’ll have to make some of these for snacks. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Sammi Ricke
    August 9 at 02:59PM

    Hi Hannah! Yes. These will be perfect for school lunch boxes. Enjoy!

  3. August 9 at 03:59PM

    These look so easy and yummy! I can’t wait to make these soon!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  4. August 10 at 08:10PM

    These look amazing. I’m going the get the ingredients and try them this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. August 12 at 04:58AM

    Just the recipe I was looking for, can’t wait to try them. Thank you!

  6. August 13 at 12:31PM

    My kids go straight for the chips and cookies when they home from school so I NEED something like this recipe. Especially since it looks easy to make. Cause this mom just doesn’t have time to whip up a ton of recipes every day!

  7. Christine
    August 15 at 04:06PM

    These look really good! I cannot wait to try them. Thanks for providing a recipe for an energy bite that is nut free. I had given up on little snacks like these when we found out that my youngest son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. I did find it a little hurtful to read that you stated that you were fortunate to not have your children in a nut free school. I have so many worries for when my little one goes to school and hope that he can be safe at school, after all food allergies are life threatening. I used to snack on a variety of nuts for a healthy and satisfying snack so I get it, but I also want my guy to be safe, especially in a learning environment such as a school. Hopefully my boys will like these, I can already tell that I will!

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