Peanut butter & cinnamon raisin no-bake snack bites

Hey there, how’s your Tuesday? My sinus infection is thankfully gone (thanks so much for all of your get-well wishes!) and while I’m feeling much better, my day was pretty darn boring thanks to countless hours of studying. However, it did get exciting once I got into the kitchen. I’m a firm believer in study breaks so I took one this afternoon in order to make quite a delicious treat:  peanut butter and cinnamon raisin no-bake snack bites. I realize it’s a mouthful, but I promise it’s a delicious one! Although I’ve seen a lot of “protein ball” and “energy bite” recipes circulating around Pinterest and the blog-world, these are a new-to-me treat. I have read countless versions that used ingredients like wheat germ, protein powder, flax seeds, chocolate chips and more. The combinations are truly endless.
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For this version, I included all of my favorites things like peanut butter, oats, cinnamon chips and raisins. I’m sure happy I did…there’s a treat in every bite! The dough is delectable but the finished, chilled product is even better. Best of all, there’s no baking required. Simple snack bites…sign me up!

Peanut Butter & Cinnamon Raisin No-Bake Snack Bites
Adapted from Sweet Anna’s

Ingredients:
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup sweetened or unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup ground or slivered almonds (I used slivered but any ground-nut would do!)
1/2 cup cinnamon chips (or any type of chocolate-chip)
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup creamy peanut or almond butter ( any type of nut-butter would be fine!)
1/4 cup honey
~4 tablespoons maple syrup (add more if needed)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Directions:
1) In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together until well combined. I used a spatula to do this. You’ll just need to stir well!
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2) Once completely combined into a large ball, cover the dough in the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for about an hour, until completely chilled.
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3) Once chilled, roll the dough into small balls and place on parchment-paper or a wax-paper lined baking sheet.
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4) Chill them again in the fridge or freezer before serving.

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Not only are these easy-to make and super delicious,  they also make a great grab-and-go snack, which is something I’ve been in desperate need of since becoming a student again.  Ever since classes began in February, I’ve had a hard time figuring out a balanced eating schedule considering most of my classes and labs occur at very inconvenient times (always at a meal time!). I will most definitely be taking a few of these with me to class tomorrow…that is, if there are any left!  Hope you enjoy these as much as I did : –)

What’s your favorite grab-and-go snack?
Have you every made protein or energy bites? Please share!

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23 thoughts on “Peanut butter & cinnamon raisin no-bake snack bites

  1. Ive never made protein energy bites, but I attempted a protein Rice Krispie treat before…it’s not perfected yet (it was a bit too dry) but I’m working on it. I’ve never heard of cinnamon chips before, is it chocolate with cinnamon mixed in? If so that sounds delicious!

    • They are actually hershey’s cinnamon chips and they’re basically cinnamon chocolate! I found them at Hannaford supermarket (a New England chain) in the baking aisle, and I’ve been hooked ever since! They are great for baking :)

  2. Yes I’m going to need you to come make these for me as I am too lazy to do something this wonderful on my own. :) Thank you! I’ve never made protein snacks like this but always get jealous of everyone who can/does. When I’m in a grab and go mood, I typically get a banana, apple, or a Greek yogurt, just depends on my mood!

  3. Yummmmmmmm! These look so good! My favourite grab and go snack would have to be snack bars (I love the Woolworth’s Macro Raw Fruit & Nut Bars) or homemade muffins or protein muffins. I’ve also made homemade larabar style bars which were amazing!

  4. Yum! Those look delicious! I go through phases where I am good about making my own protein bars and granola and other snack things like this, but life has been quite busy lately and I havent’ had time:( I think I’ll put these on my list of things I want to make this weekend! xoxo

  5. I just made substituting plain chocolate chips for cinnamon. I think they would also be delicious with dried cranberries or figs instead of raisins!

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