Funfetti Energy Bites for Kids
It's so easy to make these funfetti energy balls for kids! It takes just 10 minutes to make a batch and they make for a fun and tasty snack for your little ones!
Servings: 18 1" energy balls
Place the oats, peanut butter, sweetener, seeds, vanilla extract and salt into a food processor.
Process in 10-20 second intervals, scraping down sides, until the ingredients are mixed and still slightly chunky (see photos for reference).
Pour this base mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the chocolate chips and sprinkles.
I find that by placing the bowl in the fridge for 20-30 minutes helps firm the dough up and is easier to roll into balls. But you can also just roll them into balls at this step.
Scoop the mixture out of the bowl with a cookie scoop and roll the mixture into 1" balls. Repeat this process until all the dough is formed into balls.
Age: 12 months and up
Yield: roughly 18 - 1" balls
Storage: place in an air-tight container in your fridge for up to 1 week.
Note on Peanut Butter: you can make these energy balls with any nut or seed butter you prefer - almond, cashew or sunbutter. The taste will be slighly different when using each butter.
Note on Oats: to make these gluten-free, make sure to use a certified gluten-free brand of oats.
Note on Sweetener: you can use any sticky sweetener for these energy balls - honey, agave nectar or maple syrup.