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Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Power Bites #kidsinthekitchen

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MOM! Can I have a snack?
It’s 2 hours before dinner and the kids are hovering looking for a snack. I hate to say no but I know giving in will just ruin their appetite. Shae suggested we make oatmeal power bites. They are small enough to curb an appetite but are still healthy so I don’t feel guilty.Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Power Balls #kidsinthekitchen
Best of all they are a no bake treat the kids can do almost all by themselves.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Power Bites

  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup coconut, toasted if preferred
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, any flavor
  • 1/4 finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Dump all of the ingredients into a large bowl. With a rubber spatula mix thoroughly till combined. Chill in fridge for 1 hour.

Form into balls with the palms of your hands. If you find the mixture too sticky add 1/4 more oatmeal. If the mixture is too dry add 1 tbls more peanut butter.

Store in fridge to keep them firm but these can be eaten at room temperature. They are high in protein and good fats so feel good about the kids popping 2 or 3 after a hard day of play.

*Make these how you want them to taste. Substitute with white chocolate chips, dark chocolate shavings, pecans, chopped dates or figs, nutmeg and smoked sea salt. It’s all about ratio, add about 1 cup of “toppings”.
**Boost the health factor by adding a couple teaspoons of flax seed, chia seed, hemp or wheat germ.

Would your kids eat these?

Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Power Balls #kidsinthekitchenPeanut Butter and Oatmeal Power Balls #kidsinthekitchen

Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Power Balls #kidsinthekitchen

Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Power Balls #kidsinthekitchen
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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting, Melinda!

    Those peanut bites look yummy! I should make a batch and keep them in the fridge. DD7 was melting down at 4 pm yesterday because she was so HUNGRY.

  2. They look yummy!
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. My kids would eat these. YUM!

  4. So easy! I love this idea for curbing the appetite because we have the same ‘I’M HUNGRY’ right as I start making dinner.

  5. You look like you have such a fun family! Thanks for hosting. I would love it if you would stop by our party and share one of your fun creations. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. Yum! I may just make these for myself since my little guy has nut allergies and can’t have them.

  7. Betty Baez says:

    These sound delish! Perfect snack for after tball practice!

  8. My kids snack all-day-long! These look like a great alternative to give them!

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