What can I say?
I love creating, eating, and dreaming about energy bites!
These 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites are no exception.
This recipe was created for my son’s Kindergarten Christmas party last year. I volunteered to bring a treat and wanted something festive, but the sugar cookie and fruit/veggie slots were already taken.
What was a mildly creative and holiday-themed foodie obsessed mom to do?
Well after an “aha moment” I found a bag of half-eaten (whoopsies, I’m neither confirming nor denying this…) Christmas M&Ms and added a few of them to whole food ingredients to make a healthy energy bites for kids!
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If only I didn’t love them so much too. My self-control was that of a child myself…They taste SO. STINKIN’. GOOD.
Oh well, it’s Christmas. Calories don’t count, right???
I used creamy natural peanut butter, but I am dying to try my friend, Kari’s, holiday butters in this recipe. She makes the most delicious nut butters in the world. Like shut the front door AMAZING! Her flavors are spot on, not to mention her adorable packaging.
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You will also see, I used “snow” in this recipe. Don’t fret if you live in sunny AZ, it is actually finely shredded unsweetened coconut. I used it in both the”batter” and as an optional topping by either sprinkling it on top or rolling the bites in it.
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Freezing these dairy free 6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites is also a wonderful option.
I did it in an attempt to gain some sort of portion control with these holiday beauties, but it turned out they were just as delicious frozen.
A little more time consuming to eat as they were rock hard, but delicious nonetheless. Ha!
This year, I will be making a double batch of these babies and popping them in the freezer WEEKS before my kids’ school parties and quickly remove them the day of and bring to the celebration.
No one will be any the wiser, except the other school mommies that read this. Ha!
So who’s ready to make these festive Christmas Energy Bites?
6 Ingredient Christmas Energy Bites
- 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- 1/2 cup "snow" finely shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup Christmas M&Ms, coursly chopped or crushed
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds or ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup peanut or nut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- Mix all ingredients in bowl. Scoop out 1 Tbsp at a time. Press and roll into balls.
- Chill in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat! Store bites in sealed container.
- **If your mixture is very sticky, add more oats or chill mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes and then roll into bites.
I am currently working on these Christmas bites but I am having trouble. Lol for some reason the mixture won’t stick together to form a ball. Help!!
Hi! You probably need to add more peanut butter and honey. Depending on the brands of products used, sometimes we have to adjust the amount of ingredients here and there. Thank you so much for trying this recipe and I really hope you enjoy it once you add a little more “stickiness”. 😉 Blessings!
Any nutritional facts??
I don’t have the nutritional information. They are not low calorie though as they are fairly nutrient dense thanks to the oats, coconut, and hemp seeds, but super delicious. Merry Christmas!
These look so good! Pinning this to my Christmas recipe board!
Thanks girl! I hope you are able to enjoy these this Christmas 🙂 PS…How fun is Pinterest?! I mean seriously!
These look like a great healthy Energy Bite for the holidays! We really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great day!
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these look great! Who doesn’t need more energy at this time of year? Pinned!
Totally! With all of the extras to do this time of the year, we can all use some additional means of energy 🙂
These look so great, I’ve pinned, tweeted and printed the recipe!
I just saw your tweet, Teresa! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 I hope you enjoy these this holiday season!
Brilliant! Love that you made them into little bites vs. bars. Saving this recipe so I can still bring a sweet treat to my grandkids without hearing my daughter say: “mom, they don’t need more sugar!” Ha!
Haha I love it Jas! Yes, I will admit I have said that to my own mom a time or two 😉 Blessings to you and your family this Christmas!
Perfect for Christmas. The kids will need these. Love them
I can’t wait for your kiddos (and you!) to try them! Enjoy them Camille and Merry Christmas!
I love how easy these Christmas Energy Bites are to make – and they look very easy to eat as well! Love that they can be made ahead and frozen, Sammi. Scheduled to pin and tweet. Thank you so much for your support of Hearth and Soul.
I just know you will enjoy them, April! And yes, they are WAY too easy to eat. 😉 Merry Christmas to you and thank you for sharing these on your social media channels.
Energy Bites are always such a great tasty snack idea! Even during the holidays!! Pinning!
I agree! Energy bites for the win…even during Christmas! Thanks for stopping by, Ilka 🙂
I love energy bites as do my kids. We call them “cookie balls” Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog Linkup!
I love that you call them cookie balls! That is a very accurate title considering they taste like raw cookie dough…the safe kind 😉 But who am I kidding I eat cookie dough no matter what. Ha! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Charlotte!