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Fruity Nut n’ Honey Energy Bites

Summer is a time for fun, so don’t waste it stressing about snacks! Fruity Nut n’ Honey Energy Bites are a portable, make-ahead snack you can feel good about giving your family. These nutrient dense energy bites are full of fruit, nut butter, seeds, and whole grains! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheerios, dairy free, energy bites, fruits, honey, no bake, vegetarian
Servings: 18 bites
Calories: 178kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherries, dried
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seed kernels
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  • Soak dried cherries in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and add to a food processor. Add vanilla and pulse until a paste forms (about 1 minute).
  • Add 1.5 cups of the Honey Nut Cheerios to the food processor and pulse again until the Cheerios are fairly crushed and well mixed in.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cherry mixture, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), almond butter, honey, and the remaining 1/2 cup of whole Cheerios. Mix well.
  • Form into small balls, pressing tightly together with palms. If they are not quite sticking together, add just a tiny bit more almond butter.
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge for grab-and-go snacking!

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 151mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g