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Recipe: No-Bake Bites

Healthy? Check. Sweet? Of course. Easy? Breezy! These No-Bake Bites make a wholesome snack for toddlers and last for days in the fridge. With nutrition-packed ingredients like peaches, oats, bananas, and almond butter, you won’t feel bad about this sweet treat. No-Bake Bites are simple, quick, and customizable; just switch out the dried peaches for another dried fruit like cranberries or raisins. All you need is a bowl, food processor, and storage container to complete this recipe. No-Bake Bites are just that: No Baking Required, which cuts down the cook time. And they’re great road snack, easily fitting into your toddler’s snack cup for munching on the move. A recipe that checks off this many boxes is definitely a keeper!

Recipe and Quick Steps

No-Bake Bites

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: None! (45 minutes to cool in fridge)

Recipe Yields: 16 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried peaches, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp almond butter, unsalted
  • 1 banana, mashed

Directions:

  1. Put dates and dried peaches into food processor and finely chop.
  2. In a small bowl, smash the banana and add into the food processor.
  3. Add in the oats and almond butter.
  4. Mix all of the ingredients until tacky and it forms into a dough.
  5. Remove the dough from the food processor and place into a bowl.
  6. With clean hands, roll each into bite-size balls using your hands and place into a storage container.
  7. Refrigerate for 45 minutes and serve.

Storing Leftovers:

Store in refrigerator for up to 5 days

Step-by-Step Instructions:

If you have purchased whole dates, you’ll need to pit them before putting them in the food processor. Once in, throw in the peaches and turn the processor all the way up. Grab a fork and a bowl, mash up the banana, and add that into the processor. Do the same with the oats and almond butter.

Let the processor mix what it can, but when it starts to lump into a dough-like ball, you’ll want to take it out. At this point, depending on how well all the ingredients mixed, you may have to take it into your own hands. Literally. Use your hands to mix all the ingredients together until everything is more uniformly spread. The need to do this will most likely depend on the quality and size of your food processor.

Rinse off your hands because they’ll be sticky, and grab your storage container. Using those clean hands, take a golf-ball sized chunk of dough and roll it into a mini ball and place it inside the storage container. Keep it up until the big dough ball is completely turned into a bunch of smaller dough balls. Place the cap on the container, stick it in the fridge, and in 45 minutes, you’ll have a sweet snack for days to come.

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