Whole Grains To-Go

energy bites

Makes 40 servings (120 small balls or 30 bars)

Serving Size: 3 balls


  • 6 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup low-fat chunky peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, etc.)


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, nuts, and cinnamon.
  2. Add the water and honey and stir to combine thoroughly.
  3. Add peanut butter and dried fruit and stir to combine thoroughly.
  4. Using damp hands, shape mixture into bars or small balls for a quick snack to-go.

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