Made with sunbutter, flaxseed, hemp seeds, raisins, chocolate chips and a splash of maple syrup these healthy no-bake sunbutter bites are packed with flavor, kid-approved and nut-free so they’re safe for school!
I’ve been out of school for a few years (more than I’d like to admit) and Olivia is not quite in school yet, but I still enjoy back-to-school season. I was one of those kids who liked school so I think part of it is nostalgia. Back-to-school clothes shopping was always so fun and I loved buying new school supplies. Backpacks, lunch boxes, crayons, pens and treats for school lunches! Gah, now I want to go shopping.
For most families, the school-year structure requires more meal planning and prepping — especially if you’re trying to make sure the meals are healthy. To help you out in this department, I wanted to share this super simple, school-friendly snack: sunflower butter energy bites! It’s perfect for a lunchbox treat or after-school snack. They are allergen friendly (nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free) and made and made with homemade sunflower seed butter.
Here’s What You Need:
rolled oats – make sure you grab certified gluten-free if needed!
mini chocolate chips
sunflower seed butter– I made my own but if you want to take a shortcut you can absolutely use store-bought!
Involve Your Kids!
These energy bites are super easy to make – your kids could even help you out in the kitchen! You can put them in charge of measuring, dumping, stirring or rolling into balls depend on how old and independent they are. They are sure to be a family favorite. Parents love them because they’re healthy, portable and easy to make. Kids love them because they have raisins and chocolate chips so taste like a real treat.
Made with sunbutter, flaxseed, hemp seeds, raisins, chocolate chips and a splash of maple syrup these healthy no-bake bites are packed with flavor, kid-approved and nut-free so they’re safe for school!
In a large bowl, mix together oats, hemp seeds, flaxseed, raisins, chocolate chips and sea salt. Add sunbutter and maple syrup and everything mix together. Using your hands, knead mixture thoroughly and roll into small balls. You should be able to make around 10-11.
Store in the fridge for up to one-two weeks or in the freezer for up to a month.