By Kelly Bogard
Wow! What a summer. It was here one day. Gone the next! And the kiddos will be headed back to school soon.
Most of the school supplies have been bought and outfits selected. But they’re going to need some energy to make it through a full day of learning. That recipe has to taste good, too.
Peanut butter for protein. Oats for fiber. Bananas for potassium. Honey for natural sweetness and chocolate candies for fun. It’s a recipe that will have kids energized for school. And learning!
For Energy Bites, you will need…
2-1/2 c. rolled oats
1 c. mini chocolate candies or chocolate chips
2/3 c. crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp. honey
Did you know all of these are grown or made in Texas, except for the bananas? Now that’s back-to-school with Texas agriculture!
Start by peeling the bananas and smashing them in a large dish with a fork or potato masher.
Once they are mushy, combine them with the oats, peanut butter and honey. Mix them well so everything sticks together.
Next, stir in the candies. It might get a little colorful because the candy coating will sometimes fade into the mix as well. Cover and chill the mixture for approximately 30 minutes.
Finally, scoop small portions out and hand roll into balls. Refrigerate until firm and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
But I doubt they’ll last that long once they are ready. These are a great snack to get your kiddos through the day and give them energy to tackle anything. Even the first day of school. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!
Snack-time energy booster
Peel and smash the bananas.
Combine everything except the candy in a large mixing bowl.
Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Scoop out small portions and hand roll into balls.
Refrigerate for up to one week.