“Delicious and fun to make. Whenever I eat one I want to eat a hundred.” – David, recipe tester, age 5
MIX: Stir all ingredients in bowl with rubber spatula until well combined.
SHAPE: Use your wet hands to roll mixture into 12 balls (about 1 tablespoon each). Place balls on plate and cover with plastic wrap.
Chocolate-Raisin No-Bake Energy Bites
Use ⅓ cup chocolate chips instead of the almonds and ⅓ cup raisins instead of the dried cranberries.
Blueberry-Coconut No-Bake Energy Bites
Use ⅓ cup sweetened coconut flakes instead of the almonds and ⅓ cup dried blueberries instead of the dried cranberries.
FOOD! But different types of food can give you different types of energy. Sweet foods such as cookies and candy give you a lot of energy, and fast—but that energy lasts for only a little bit of time, since sugar moves quickly through your body. But foods such as these energy bites that combine complex carbohydrates (oats!), protein (nut butters!), and fiber (oats and nut butters!), as well as some sugar give you longer-lasting energy. Power up!