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PediaSure® recipe for healthy no bake energy bites

No-bake energy bites

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  • PediaSure<sup>®</sup> doodle of a clock that represents cooking timePreparation time: 30 min
  • PediaSure<sup>®</sup> doodle of a fork and spoon that represents recipe servingsServings: 30

Dietitian's note: Kid-friendly recipe: prepare and roll these together! Kids who cook are more likely to eat what they prepared and are generally more curious to try new foods. These energy bites are also great as a recovery snack after sports!

  • Stephanie Jamain, RD | Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition
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WHAT YOU NEED

  • 120 mL (½ bottle) Vanilla PediaSure Complete®
  • 250 mL (1 cup) smooth, natural peanut butter
  • 125 mL (½ cup) honey or maple syrup
  • 125 mL (½ cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 250 mL (1 cup) quick-cooking oats
  • 750 mL (3 cups) puffed rice cereal
  • 250 mL (1 cup) mixed dried fruits (such as apricots, dates, cranberries, raisins), chopped
  • 250 mL (1 cup) seeds and mixed nuts (such as walnuts, cashews, pecans, hazelnuts, almonds, or pumpkin, sunflower, and flax seeds), chopped
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) ground almonds

Gluten-free: Use gluten-free oats or cereal substitute.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving size: 1 ball

  • Calories131
  • Fat8 g
  • Sodium4 mg
  • Carbohydrate60 g
  • Dietary fibre2.4 g
  • Protein4 g

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. In a large bowl, mix together oats, cereal, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.
  2. In a small saucepan, mix cocoa, peanut butter, and honey over medium heat until combined. Remove from heat and whisk in PediaSure Complete® until a smooth texture is obtained.
  3. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then shape into balls about the size of an apricot.
  4. Place in sealed container and refrigerate.

TIP

  1. Kid-friendly recipe! Let your little one help you make these.
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