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June 6, 2018

recipe: no bake toddler bites

Our pediatrician has been very strict in not allowing our children to have honey until 12 months of ago. Honey is an ingredient in this recipe.

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No Bake Toddler Energy BitesBen is 14 months old and he’s ALWAYS hungry. Some meals he eats more than his 4-year-old sister. Both of these kiddos love to snack but mama wants them snacking on something healthy and filling. Is that too much to ask?! Lol! One day, I had an epiphany – I have made and loved energy bites for the past few years, ever since a coworker brought them in for potluck. She sent me her recipe and they became one of my favorite things. I CRAVED them when I was pregnant. I added in extra ingredients to help with lactation when I was nursing Ben.

Once Ben decided he really only wants to eat things he can feed himself, I had to come up with a way to use up our extra Gerber Oatmeal cereal and I realized making toddler-sized bites was the perfect way! Using the Oatmeal cereal takes out an extra step for me because I always had to run traditional oatmeal through the food processor. So the only difference in this toddler version is that I use mini chocolate chips (easier for them to chew!) and I use the Gerber Oatmeal cereal instead of traditional oatmeal. You can also substitute almond butter instead of peanut butter if your children aren’t fans of peanut butter. 

The best part? These are super easy! The entire recipe and instructions are listed at the bottom of this post. I am lucky to have the cutest little assistant and an adorable taste tester. And it’s easy to keep him entertained with mini chocolate chips while we are making and rolling up the little bites. I make them about 1/8 the size of the bites that I make for myself. You can store them in the fridge for one week and they can be frozen for at least one month. They’re also super easy to put in a little container and take on the go for a healthy, yummy treat. No Bake Toddler Energy BitesNo Bake Toddler Energy Bites No Bake Toddler Energy Bites No Bake Toddler Energy Bites No Bake Toddler Energy BitesNo Bake Toddler Energy Bites No Bake Toddler Energy Bites No Bake Toddler Energy BitesNo Bake Toddler Energy BitesIn addition to saving me a step in my prep. process, the bites taste just as great with the oatmeal cereal and with Gerber® DHA Probiotic Oatmeal cereal they are packed full of the good stuff your growing toddler still need in their diet. Gerber DHA Probiotic Oatmeal cereal is full of Iron to support healthy brain development, just two servings of Gerber infant cereal meet 100% of your baby’s daily iron needs. Gerber cereal has other essential nutrients such as Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin C, E and six B Vitamins for healthy development. I choose the DHA Probiotic Oatmeal because DHA helps support brain and eye development and Probiotic Bifidus BL helps support digestive health when eaten on a regular basis. 

Even more good news, you can save on Gerber cereals with this Ibotta offer for $1 off! 

What are your favorite healthy snacks for your toddler?No Bake Toddler Energy Bites

no bake toddler energy bites

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 50 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gerber Oatmeal Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

  2. Once all ingredients are mixed, they should be similar consistency to cookie dough, roll into balls and chill.

  3. Store covered in the fridge for one week or store in freezer for longer.

No Bake Toddler Bites

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    Carol davis
    June 6, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    They sound very tasty and look easy to make too ! Of course I love looking at all the pictures too !

  • Reply
    letsdolattes
    June 12, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    This looks delicious! I am going to have to try it for my little man. =)

    Allie | http://www.letsdolattes.com

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