Need a healthy way of keeping your energy up all day long? These ridiculously easy PB&J Snack Bites pack a powerful punch, and with just four simple ingredients, they come together fast! Perfect for popping in your purse or your kids’ lunch bags, these Energy Bites are just the thing to keep you going strong!

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!

You only need four simple ingredients for these healthy PB&J snack bites

Here is what you need:

3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup SunButter (or Peanut Butter if you prefer!)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup dried strawberries
 

Chop the dried strawberries into bite sized pieces to add to the PB&J bites later

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

Mix oats, peanut butter, dried strawberries and honey together in a bowl

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

Stir all ingredients until combined

Step 3: Stir until well combined.

Use a spoon to measure out the PB&J bites and roll with your hands

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.  If you prefer, you can use peanut butter or almond butter instead!

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 batch
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.

Need a healthy way of keeping your energy up all day long? These ridiculously easy PB&J Energy Bites pack a powerful punch, and with just four simple ingredients, they come together fast! Perfect for popping in your purse or your kids' lunch bags, these Energy Bites are just the thing to keep you going strong! #livingwellspendingless #foodmadesimple #recipes #backtoschool #nutfree #peanutbutteralternatives

 

 

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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