Berry Nut Butter Energy Bites

October 13, 2012 · 36 comments

First, we must start off this blog post with a BIG HUGE Happy Birthday to my amazing niece!!!  Six years ago my life changed, and for the better.  My sweet Sophia has the most amazing spirit, and such a gorgeous smile!  She makes you giggle, and gives the BEST hugs an Auntie could ask for.  I hope her day is as amazing as she is, I love her tttttttthhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiisssssss MUCH!

Now time for a fun easy recipe, and uses another delicious flavor of the Planters NUTrition Energy Nut Butter.  Do you remember the  Apple Cinnamon Raisin Nut Butter Bran Muffins I made?  I used the cinnamon raisin flavor in the bran muffins, BUT today I will be using the berry nut butter flavor. 

This recipe is a perfect treat, snack, pick-me-up, and even a good breakfast choice.  It is healthy, could be a raw recipe if you don’t cook the oats, and is a vegetarian recipe…..OH and EA from The Spicy RD will love this….it could easily be  gluten-free (exclude wheat bran for more oats!)  Honestly, when I made this recipe, I thought it would have been a great post-run snack.  I was always looking for healthy, fun snack ideas during my running days.  Now I look for recipes for when I travel…..AND so this could also be a good recipe for traveling.   This recipe is good on so many levels, BONUS!!!

My husband peanut butter addict, devoured both jars of the Planter’s NUTrition Energy Nut Butter.  I know some people have stated they have not seen this nut butter yet in the grocery stores.  It is definitely brand new, and I bet will be making its way to your local store VERY soon. 

The recipe I created was inspired from a Pin I found on Pinterest from Smashed Peas and Carrots, here is her version of the fun recipe – No-Bake Energy Bites.  I know mine look different then hers, so thought it would be fun to share both of the recipes for you.  Here is my version!

 

Berry Nut Butter Energy Bites
 
A fun snack, perfect pick-me-up after a workout, and all peanut butter addicts will love it!
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Ingredients
  • 1 cup prepared oatmeal (1/2 cup oats to make oatmeal)
  • ½ cup Planter's NUTrition Energy Berry Nut Butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup toasted coconut flakes
  • ½ cup wheat bran
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ½ cup toasted almonds, diced
  • May need ½-1 cup quick oats to thicken up bites.
Instructions
  1. Prepare oatmeal as directed on package, using ½ cup old fashioned oats.
  2. In small sauce pan - Toast coconut flakes and sit aside. Toast almonds and sit aside.
  3. In medium bowl - Mix together prepared oatmeal, berry nut butter, honey, toasted coconut flakes, wheat bran, raisins, almond extract, and toasted almonds.
  4. Let mixture chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.
  5. If batter seems too soft to make into balls, add ½-1 cup quick oats to thicken mixture up.
  6. Prepare to get messy! With tablespoon, scoop out mixture, and roll it into a ball. Will make about 16-18 bites, depending on size of your bites.
  7. Store in refrigerator.
  8. Enjoy!

What is your favorite pick-me-up snack, or post-workout snack?

Do you love peanut butter as much as my hubby does?

Disclaimer – I received the Planters NUTrition Peanut Butter from Planters, but all the opinions and thoughts are my own.

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  • http://hotlyspiced.com/ Hotly Spiced

    I’m staggered by the variety of peanut butters you have in the US. Here it’s smooth or crunchy. And that’s it! I’m also amazed at the recipes with peanut butter in them. Here it just goes on toast. I would love to try this. The balls look delicious. And your niece looks too cute in that birthday hat! xx

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      There are a boat load of nut butters here, it is really fun! Baking with peanut butter is pretty fun, and DELISH! Hope you enjoy, Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • Mari

    Beautiful niece, Terra, many blessings for her. I had never seen this berry nut mix, I will be on a look out to see if the sell it here. I definitely would love to try these berry bites.

  • Mari

    Beautiful niece, Terra, many blessings for her. I had never seen this berry nut mix, I will be on a look out to see if the sell it here. I definitely would love to try these berry bites.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!!! The berry nut butter is pretty delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/MartinelliEats Katherine Martinelli

    Happy birthday to your niece! So sweet. Love these energy bites! They sound like a great pre or post workout snack.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      They truly would be a perfect pre and post workout:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • Jamie

    Your niece is so beautiful! Wowee! And love the pics! And these bites look decadent! Wow again! But I could definitely devour a plate of these babies. Yeah, I gotta try these.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      They are really delicious, and fun to make:-) Thank you for the sweet words, my sweet niece is pretty fantastic! Hugs, Terra

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary

    The bites look great but your niece is the star; she is adorable. Happy Birthday to her!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      She is a super star, and the best niece an auntie could ever have! Thank you so much, Hugs,Terra

  • kitchenriffs

    Peanut butter definitely is a weakness of mine. I’ve loved it forever – ever since I was a kid. Beautiful niece, beautiful dish. And beautiful post. ;-) Thanks for this.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Awww, thank you so much! I wish I was more of a peanut butter addict, it is truly fun to bake with:-) Take care, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    Happy birthday to your niece! These bites look like a wonderful snack :).

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      They truly are a fun snack, and so fun for a healthy breakfast:-) Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    Happy birthday to Sophia…she is adorable!!! I love your healthy, yummy “bites.” I need more treats like this in my kitchen!!!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      They are fun to have around, easy to travel with too:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/TheSpicyRD EA Stewart, MBA, RD

    I do…I do love this :-) These energy bits look scrumptious! And, your niece is absolutely adorable! Happy B-day hugs to you both :-)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      YAY!!! Thank you my friend:-) Sending hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/malou_nievera Malou Perez-Nievera

    Happy birthday to Sophia. Such a happy camper looking girl she is. I’m pretty sure what she loves what her Auntie Terra just made for her… what lovely treats for a lovely birthday girl.
    Hugs,
    Malou

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      My sweet Sophia is seriously amazing! Thank you so much:-) Hugs,Terra

  • Foodwanderings

    Happy b-Day to your lovely niece. She is absolutely adorable. Love the the punch of flavor that comes through this healthy snack. Really lovely Terra!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Awwww, Thank you so much! Sending hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/bakerstreet29 Baker Street

    Wow! This is packed with a whole lot of ingredients I love. the berry nut butter + coconut flakes!! – YUM!! :)

  • Soni/Soni’s Food for Thought

    These look so so good and the perfect snack to be munching on :)Love the addition of toasted coconut flakes and of course berry nut butter!!Yummm…..

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/chowandchatter RebeccaSubbiah RD

    these look great and your niece is so cute

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much!! Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/parsleynsage Lisa

    I have got to get me a jar of this NUTrition berry nut butter beause I’m spooning too much peanut butter, nutella and biscoff spread down my gaping maw! Your energy bites look insanely delicious..I want to pop ten in my mouth right now! As always, your creativity rocks big time! I’m not telling you what my post work-out snack is..because it’s junk food from the 7-11 type store next to my gym!! lol

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      OH MY WORD, LOL!!!!! Gaping maw, I love it:-) You really need to get this DELISH nut butter, add it to your peanut butter-nutella-biscoff collection, LOL!!! Thank you so much my sweet friend, Hugs, Terra

  • mjskit @ mjskitchen.com

    Nothing wrong with a messy, gooey snack if it’s a good one and this looks like a good one! I’m going t need to check out that nut butter.

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I think the nut butters should be in stores now, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Thank you so much, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/angiesrecipess Angie

    Love these sticky energy balls. Berry nut butter would terrific on some soft sweet bread ;-)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      It truly would be fantastic in some sweet bread, I may need to make some soon:-) Thank you so much, Hugs,Terra

  • Kate@Diethood

    I think I would need to be alone with these treats!
    Sophia is sooo pretty!! Happy belated Birthday, Sophia!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Your comment made me giggle this morning, you are so cute:-) Thank you so much! Hugs, Terra

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