Birthday Cake Energy Bites

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These birthday cake energy bites are a delicious grab-n-go breakfast or snack! Packed with fiber, healthy fats, and whole-grains, and filled with rainbow sprinkles and white chocolate chips for a little fun twist.

birthday cake energy bites

I share a lot of baked goods on my blog, and most people think I snack on cookies and muffins all day long. I know, I know, the dream life.

Reality is that I end up freezing a lot of the baked treats to enjoy as a dessert, or share them with friends and family. Personally, I like to snack on things that will actually keep me full and satisfied, while also enjoying cookies from time to time.

Energy bites tend to hold me over between meals, and have so many different variations to them. I love stocking my fridge and freezer with some form of energy bite. They’e an easy snack to have on hand, and so simple to make!

Birthday Cake Energy Bites

These bites are packed with whole grains, and truly have that vanilla cookie flavor from the oats and cashews. I love working with cashew butter when I want a subtle tasting nut butter that’s slightly sweet.

They’re lightly sweetened from dates and pure maple syrup, and filled with healthy fats to help keep you full.

What you’ll need to make Birthday Cake Energy Bites

ROLLED OATS: oats are a rich source of fiber, protein and iron. They’re loaded with important vitamins and minerals, like phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and folate 

RAW CASHEWS: the subtle, creamy taste of raw cashews really helps give these energy bites that cookie flavor. They’re also a good source of omega-3 fats, protein, and vitamin E 

CASHEW BUTTER– I highly suggest sticking to cashew butter for this recipe, but if you need a substitute, almond butter would be a good option!

MEDJOOL DATES– these sweet, caramel like dates are a great source of potassium, fiber, and calcium

PURE MAPLE SYRUP 

RAINBOW SPRINKLES– I usually grab what’s available at the store, or order mine from amazon

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS– I love the Trader Joe’s white chocolate, but if you need a dairy-free version you can find some on amazon

VANILLA EXTRACT

SALT

Birthday Cake Energy Bites

Everything gets processed in a blender or food processor, and then rolled into balls. I love them straight out of the fridge to keep them slightly soft, but they can be frozen and stored for up to 3 months!

PRO TIP: wet your hands before rolling the bites. The batter may be sticky, but wet hands help ease the process!

I can’t wait for you guys to try these delicious bites! They’re going to be a new staple for you. If you love them, be sure to leave a rating and review 🙂

If you’re looking for more make-ahead snack options, check out some of these recipes below:

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Chocolate Hazelnut Granola

Birthday Cake Energy Bites

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Course: Snacks
Servings

20

bites
Prep time

30

minutes
Chill time

20

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup raw cashews

  • 1/2 cup creamy cashew butter, made from roasted cashews

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup Medjool dates, pitted (4 dates)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips

Directions

  • Pour your oats and cashews into a food processor, and pulse them until they’re fine like flour.
  • Add in your dates, and pulse again for a few times until the dates are chopped.
  • Add in your cashew butter, maple syrup, salt, and vanilla and blend on low until a sticky dough forms. You may need to scrape down the sides a few times in between blending.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in your sprinkles and white chocolate chips. Mix well.
  • Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, or wet hands, roll two tbsp worth of dough into balls. Layer them on a parchment lined tray.
  • Chill for 20 minutes to harden, and enjoy! Keep stored in the fridge for 2 weeks or freezer for 3 months.

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