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Oatmeal Cashew Butter Energy BitesEasy, healthy treats that make your kiddos excited are great for school lunches or after school grab-and-go snacks. I made these easy and delicious Oatmeal Cashew Butter Energy Bites and my little ones beg for them in their lunchbox as their dessert, which is fine by me because it really is a much healthier indulgence for them. It’s packed with healthy fat to keep them full longer (cashew butter, coconut oil) and protein (collagen peptides)! Get your kiddos involved in the process of making these little energy bites to really excite them about their treat! Sutton loves telling her friends when she helped me make something during lunchtime, she is so proud!

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Oatmeal Cashew Butter Energy Bites
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Total Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 2 cups GF Oats
  2. 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  3. 1/2 cup cashew butter + 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  4. 1/3 cup honey
  5. 1/4 cup mini choc chips (I use EnjoyLife Dairy-free)
  6. 2 tbsp. melted + cooled coconut oil
  7. 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  8. 1 scoop collagen peptides
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to firm up all ingredients before rolling into balls (as the batter can be tricky to work with).
  3. Using your hands, form about 1.5 tablespoons of the mix into balls and set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The batter doesn't roll super easily, but wet hands help to form them.
  4. Refrigerate once more for about 30 minutes to allow each ball to set before storing them in ziplock bag, stasher bag, or glass container.
  1. I keep these in the fridge and they last for about a month!! You can even keep them in the freezer, pop them into a lunchbox and by lunchtime they'll be ready for your kiddo to eat!
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Welcome! I’m Alex.

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  1. This was just the type of recipe I was looking for. This one is great. Adding 1/4 tsp of salt elevates it that much more. I also pulse the oats a bit in the food processor to help them stick together that much more. Thanks again for the recipe.

  2. Alex- could I use a different oil than the coconut? Recently removed it from my diet to help lower cholesterol. Thanks!

  3. Made this with my homemade cashew butter, so delicious they literally taste like cake batter to me!!! Subbed the honey for maple syrup.

  4. These are soooo delicious! I double the protein powder and chia seeds…then I quietly do an evil laugh to myself as my children have no idea they are in there! 🤭😆😁 I have used peanut butter and they are perfect! Keep the sneaky healthy snack recipes coming!