Sunbutter Energy Bites

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I have to be honest, I’m a health nut when it comes to my kids (I, on the other hand, have a major sweet tooth so apparently I’m still working on the healthy thing for myself.) I stand in the grocery store aisle for ages reading labels and carefully choosing their snacks. I try to avoid processed foods as much as possible (which is definitely a challenge when you’re a busy mama) and I often find myself just grabbing convenience (organic) crackers and snack bars for the kids.

Scrolling through my Pinterest feed one day, I came across this simple, healthy recipe and knew I had a winner for a home-made snack. It has just enough “sweet” to make the kiddos happy but lots of good stuff to make mama happy.

Allergy-friendly energy bite: sunbutter

These are made with Sunbutter and can easily be modified to make them top-8 allergen free by using gluten free oats and vegan chocolate chips or raisins. Their new Natural No Sugar Added Sunbutter makes these little bites so tasty and I love that it has one-third less fat than peanut butter as well as more iron and fiber! My two year old loves to eat Sunbutter by the spoonful so I knew she would love these bites and, of course she gobbled them up.

Sunbutter: allergy-friendly energy bites


Even my hubby (who seemed skeptical about this recipe) said, “These are excellent!”

Allergy-Friendly Energy Bite

Sunbutter Energy Bites
Recipe type: Snack
  • 1 cup oatmeal (I used ½ cup old fashioned and ½ cup steel cut oats)
  • ⅔ cup toasted shredded coconut
  • ½ cup Sunbutter Natural No Sugar Added
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Roll and compress the mixture into 1 inch rounds and place on parchment paper.
  3. Refrigerate a few minutes until firm and then transfer to an air tight container.
  4. Refrigerate and enjoy for up to 1 week.

This recipe was adapted from this post on Creative Juice. 

Kristen is a commercial/food photographer living in East TN with her hubby, two adorable kids and goldendoodle pup; lover of light, sweets, and all things natural and organic. You can follow her on Instagram.

5 Comments to Sunbutter Energy Bites

  1. These look yummy! I’m going to try them for sure. My kids will eat anything with chocolate-chips in it. :)

    • Oh mine too, Heather! These are seriously great, I ate a ton of them and am planning to make another batch soon!

  2. Roo Ciambriello

    Do you ship? ;)

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