This is the perfect addition to any 4th of July party this summer season. Delicious and quick to eat up, this 4th of July no bake treat recipe will surely give you a picker upper to handle the chaos of kids running around and guests to entertain. This is an easy to make recipe idea that anyone can enjoy. With protein and delicious chocolate chips in the festive red, white and blue colors will surely inspire the kids to gobble up this good-for-you treat.
To make 4th of July Energy Bites you will need the following ingredients: old fashioned oats, peanut butter, honey, mini chocolate chips & red, white and blue chocolate covered sunflower seeds.
Summer season is just around the corner. July tends to be a pretty busy month, full of BBQ’s and family gatherings. With the kids home full time from school, parents are often looking for a quick energy-boosting snack. Whether you’re a parent looking for a quick energy boost or someone hosting a family event and want a treat for your guests, these 4th of July Energy Bites will surely be a great fit.
The no-bake option of these treats is a good appeal to those who don’t want to heat up the kitchen more than they have to. During the summer season, it’s fun to find no-bake recipes that offer value to the family. These protein filled energy bites are a great way to get in some healthy snacking without making your home blistering hot during the summer heat.
Tips & Tricks to Making 4th of July Energy Bites
- Can also be made for a Memorial Day Snack or Labor Day Snack.
- Red, white and blue sunflower seeds can be found in the stores around all major Patriotic Events. In the event you can’t find them in stores Amazon carries patriotic sunflower seeds.
- If you don’t want to make these energy bites into actual balls you can certainly make them into bars. Using a pan lined with parchment paper you can press your mixture into the pan and refrigerate for 2 hours. After chilled cut into bite-size squares.
- Food processor allows you to make large batches at one time.
- Don’t use a hand-held mixer when combining the peanut butter and hone with your oats mixture, this will cause the mixture to stick to the whisks and make it difficult to combine ingredients evenly.
- Keep a wet rag on hand or use gloves when rolling the 4th of July energy bites, as the mixture is quite sticky and messy.
- These will be a great snack option for back to school if you substitute the peanut butter for an allergy-friendly peanut butter option.
Primary Ingredients In Energy Bites
Oats – since your body absorbs oats slower, you’ll app to have longer lasting energy with this key ingredient.
Nut Butter – while this is a high-fat content ingredient, it’s actually high in good fats which help your body stay healthy.
Liquid Sweeteners – honey and maple syrup are the two most popular options for liquid sweeteners and offer a sweeter taste than regular sugar.
Fun Flavor Additions – you could add raisins or cranberries to this recipe for added fun flavor options and texture.
Looking for more No Bake Energy Bites?
- No-Bake Energy Bites from Classy Clutter
- S’mores Energy Bites from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Five Ingredient No-Bake Energy Bites from Wine and Glue
- Chocolate Chia Energy Bites from Hummusapien
Helpful Tools to make No Bake Energy Balls
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Cookie Scoop to make them uniform.
Food Processor might seem like overkill but I like to make large batches at one time and freeze. This is the food processor I own and LOVE!
Parchment paper sheets if cutting into squares instead of rolling into balls. I like these because you can lift them out of the pan to cut easily.
No Bake Energy Balls
No bake energy balls make such a fun and easy patriotic snack for the upcoming holiday!
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- 1 cup old fashion oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup red, white and blue sunflower seeds
- Combine oats, chocolate chips and sunflower seeds.
- Mix all ingredients well
- Mix in your peanut butter and honey until well combined.
- Scoop out your energy bites with a spoon and roll into a ball.
- Once every last little bit is used, refrigerate for 30 minutes and enjoy!
* if you find your balls aren't sticking together just add a little more peanut butter and honey
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