You know we love our trail mix recipes, but sometimes you want something just a little bit different. These Totally Tasty Kid-made M&M Energy Bites are a fun no-bake treat kids can help make and are perfect for everything from road trips to lunch boxes!
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Recently, my daughter and I made some no-bake Chocolate Trail Mix Melts and they were gone in less than a day! While I love trail mix as an easy sensory snack, sometimes you just want something a little bit different so that’s how we came up with these easy no-bake energy bites. They incorporate a handful of M&Ms to get the kids excited, but pack whole grains and protein for a snack that will keep kids full and energized throughout their day.
This is an easy recipe for kids to help with in the kitchen, as it just involves measuring, stirring and rolling the balls – all great fine motor skills to work on.
(Note: if your child goes to a peanut-free school, this recipe will work with imitation nut butters.)
How to Make M&M Energy Bites
Have your kitchen helper assemble your ingredients with you:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup M&Ms
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed, saving the M&Ms until last to prevent the colors from bleeding or the shells from cracking.
Once you have fully mixed the no-bake dough, cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
Once chilled, roll into tablespoon-sized balls.
Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Makes about 20-25 balls.
Do you have a little kitchen helper who would love to make these no-bake treats?
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