These No-Bake SKIPPY® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Energy Bites take only 10 minutes to make, and they make for a perfect after school snack. In collaboration with SKIPPY® Peanut Butter.
So the kids have gone back to school this week (surely I’m not alone in heaving a huge sigh of relief about this?!). What a crazy busy summer it was, but I’m looking forward to getting back into a semi-normal routine again.
New term time is a busy time for both children and parents, and packing a nutritionally-balanced breakfast can be made much easier thanks to America’s famous smooth and creamy SKIPPY® Peanut Butter.
Made from sweet American peanuts with a finer grind which just melts in the mouth, SKIPPY® Peanut Butter makes the perfect protein-packed addition to school morning breakfasts or for quick and easy after school snacks, like my No-bake SKIPPY® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Energy Bites.
- SKIPPY® Peanut Butter – Creamy
- quick cook porridge oats
- desiccated coconut
- ground flaxseed
- cocoa powder
- mini chocolate chips
- Place the porridge oats, coconut, ground flaxseed, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and salt in a large bowl. Stir.
- Add the SKIPPY® Peanut Butter, honey and vanilla.
- Mix well until combined.
- Roll the mixture into one inch balls, and roll in extra coconut.
- Chill until needed.
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These No-Bake SKIPPY® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Energy Bites take only 10 minutes to make, and they make for a perfect After School Snack. In collaboration with SKIPPY® Peanut Butter.
My kids absolutely love these little energy bites. I don’t know about your kids, but mine are absolutely starving when they get home from school. The first place they head for (after dumping their jacket & bags on the floor by the front door) is the fridge.
These energy bites will keep for a good few days too, stored in the fridge, and the coconut coating helps keep them from sticking to each other. They’re also great as a quick on-the-go breakfast boost for, say, any children who haven’t got themselves up out of bed in time for breakfast at the kitchen table (despite being reminded 50 million times!). Just sayin’.
Tips for making these no-bake energy bites
- use your hands to mix everything up; don’t be afraid to get messy
- replace the cocoa powder with ground flaxseed if you prefer a less chocolatey bite
- mix up the flavours – why not use dried apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon instead of chocolate chips, replacing the honey with maple syrup
- roll in cocoa powder instead of coconut for an extra chocolate boost
- use peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips
Back to School breakfasts (and After School Snacks) made easy with yummy SKIPPY® Peanut Butter
For breakfast, simply spread SKIPPY® Peanut Butter on to toast or fruit, and fans of crunchier peanut butter can also enjoy the Extra Crunchy variety which contains peanut pieces in a deliciously creamy mix and tastes USA-mazing mixed into porridge with a spoonful of strawberry jam.
I’ve used the Extra Crunchy variety to make apple pizzas and ‘ants on a log’, something my grandmother used to make for me when I was a child.
Slice and core your favourite crunchy apples into 1 cm thick slices, spread with SKIPPY® Peanut Butter and top with your favourite ingredients. How about fresh fruit, seeds and a drizzle of honey, or perhaps some mini chocolate chips and micro marshmallows for a little treat!
Ants on a Log
Cut celery sticks into four inch long pieces, wash and dry thoroughly. If you don’t dry them enough the peanut butter won’t stick! Fill the middles with your favourite SKIPPY® Peanut Butter and top with four or five raisin ‘ants’.
With a US heritage that spans more than 80 years, this truly authentic American-style peanut butter makes light work out of school day breakfast preparation. But if you’re stuck for ideas, take a lesson with SKIPPY® Peanut Butter’s quick and easy recipe suggestions, guaranteed to score full marks with the kids.
What’s your favourite SKIPPY® Peanut Butter breakfast or after school snack? Let me know in the comments!
No-Bake SKIPPY® Peanut Butter & Chocolate Energy Bites
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- Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients, and combine well.
- Form into 24 1-inch balls, and roll in extra coconut, if desired.
- Chill in the fridge until needed.
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