No Bake Energy Bites


1 cup old fashioned oats

½ cup peanut butter, reduced fat

½ cup wheat germ

¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

¼ cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla


Putting it all together

1. In a medium bowl, stir all ingredients together.

2. Set in refrigerator and let chill for ½ hour.

3. Once chilled, roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter.

4. Store in an airtight container; keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.


Makes 20 energy bites


Nutrition Information per energy bite

Calories: 100

Fat: 3.5 g

Sodium: 40 mg

Carbohydrate: 15 g

Fibre 1.5 g

Protein: 3.5 g


Laurie's Tip:

Here is a great snack to pack in a lunch, to have after a workout, or just grab as a quick snack.

Feel free to add or substitute ingredients as you like. Chopped dates would taste great; you could use ground flax in replace of the wheat germ if you have that on hand instead.

I love that this is quick and easy to make and your kids will love helping out and gobbling them up too!