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Oatmeal Energy Bites Two Ways

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Oatmeal raisin (outside rows) and sweet-and-salty (inside row) oatmeal energy bites are a healthy after school snack. (Miranda Downe / The Talon News)

Oatmeal raisin (outside rows) and sweet-and-salty (inside row) oatmeal energy bites are a healthy after school snack. (Miranda Downe / The Talon News)

Oatmeal raisin (outside rows) and sweet-and-salty (inside row) oatmeal energy bites are a healthy after school snack. (Miranda Downe / The Talon News)

Miranda Downe, Managing Editor

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As the new year drags on, so do new year’s resolutions— many of which include starting a healthier lifestyle. It’s easy to cheat on healthy eating and pick up a bag of chips or candy. However, these quick and easy no-bake oatmeal balls can curb an appetite for sweets and junk and provide a healthy energy boost. Ingredients in this snack are also easily interchangeable to fit dietary needs or palettes.

Sweet and Salty No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites

Total time: 5 mins

Yield: 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry oats (1/2 old fashioned oatmeal and 1/2 quick cooking oats)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted salted almonds
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, optional

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients and stir to combine well. The mixture should be a bit sticky. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop about a tablespoon of the cookie ball mixture into your hand. Roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture. This should make about 12 oatmeal balls. (Tip: If the mixture is still too sticky after refrigerating, spritz a little bit of water or non-stick oil on your hands to form the balls easier.)
  3. Store the balls covered in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for much longer.

 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie No-Bake Oatmeal Energy Bites

Total Time: 5 mins

Yield: 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry oats (1/2 old fashioned oatmeal and 1/2 quick cooking oats)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, optional

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl add all of the ingredients, and stir to combine well. The mixture should be a bit sticky. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop about a tablespoon of the cookie ball mixture into your hand. Roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture. This should make about 12 oatmeal balls. (Tip: If the mixture is still too sticky after refrigerating, spritz a little bit of water or non-stick oil on your hands to form the balls easier.)
  3. Store the balls covered in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for much longer.

 

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Miranda Downe, Managing Editor

Miranda Downe is the Managing Editor for The Talon News. She writes and edits news and feature articles and manages staff production. She also participates...

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Oatmeal Energy Bites Two Ways