Kids Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites

Sharon Palmer

Who needs sugary sweets for kids, when you can make super easy, healthy, no-added sugar, no-bake treats in your own home kitchen? That’s right! I’m sharing my fabulous recipe for Kids Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites for the kids (big and small) in your home. These nutritious and delicious power bites include an entire pouch of Sprout Organic Strawberry Apple Beet Red Beans in the recipe, bringing you a great source of organic, healthy, whole plant foods in every bite. Just whizz the ingredients together in a food processor, roll them in coconut, and let your kids enjoy them! These power balls—filled with healthy carbs, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants—are perfect for healthy snack time, lunchboxes, and play breaks.

Kids Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites

Kids Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites

Kids Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites

I’m a big fan of Sprout Organic Foods for children, because the product line is filled with organic fruits, vegetables, grains, and pulses, made from scratch using real, whole plants.

Kids Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites

Kids Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites

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Kids Strawberry Coconut Energy Bites


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes (including chill time)
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These nutritious, no-added sugar energy bites require no baking, and are filled with nutrition to fuel your child’s day.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened, divided
  • 1 4-ounce pouch Sprout Organic Strawberry Apple Beet Red Beans
  • 10 small dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Place oats, chia, cinnamon, and ¼ cup coconut in the container of a food processor. Process for a few minutes, until ingredients are finely ground.
  2. Add pouch of Sprout Organic Strawberry Apple Beet Red Beans, dates, almond butter, and vanilla and process until smooth. May need to stop and scrape down sides while processing (makes a thick batter).
  3. Pour mixture into a bowl and chill for about 1 hour.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and form into small balls by shaping them with your hands.
  5. Place 1/4 cup coconut on a dish and roll each ball into the coconut. Refrigerate until serving time. Store in an airtight container.
  6. Makes 16 bites

  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 94
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 28 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Keywords: vegan energy balls, kid-friendly energy balls

For other kid-friendly plant-based recipes, check out:

Kids Peach of a Zucchini Carrot Smoothie
Kids PB&J Bars
Kids Strawberry Coconut Blondies

This post is sponsored by Sprout Organic Foods.

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