Totally Tasty Kid-Made M&M Energy Bites
This is an easy recipe for kids to help with in the kitchen, as it just involves measuring, stirring and rolling the balls – all great fine motor skills to work on.
How to Make M&M Energy Bites
Have your kitchen helper assemble your ingredients with you:
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter (you can substitute sun butter to make allergy friendly)
1/2 cup M&Ms (no M&Ms? Substitute just about anything—chocolate chips, raisins...)
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed, saving the M&Ms until last to prevent the colors from bleeding or the shells from cracking.
Once you have fully mixed the no-bake dough, cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.
Once chilled, roll into tablespoon-sized balls.
Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Makes about 20-25 balls.