These strawberry shortcake energy bites are a delicious grab-n-go breakfast or snack! They’re packed with fiber, healthy fats, and whole-grains, and have recently become a meal prep staple around here.
During the week I’m a snack machine, so I always try to have something easy around to grab from my fridge or freezer. Energy bites usually hold me over between meals, and have so many different variations to them!
Since we’re officially in February, and Valentine’s day is upon us, I decided to get a little festive.
These strawberry shortcake energy bites taste just like little strawberry cereal bites, and are packed with good-for-you ingredients!
The combination of oats and cashews in these bites really give them that cake-like flavor. The freeze-dried strawberries add such a delicious sweetness, and truly taste like candy.
What you need to make Strawberry Shortcake 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
FREEZE-DRID STRAWBERRIES– I get mine from trader joe’s or amazon
You blend all of the ingredients up in your food processor, then roll them into 2 tbsp sized balls. I can’t believe how simple and delicious these are.
The white chocolate drizzle is totally optional. I suggest drizzling half with chocolate and leaving half without. The chocolate ones can act more like a dessert, while the plain ones can be a quick breakfast or snack.
I can’t wait for you guys to try these delicious bites! They’re going to be a new staple for you.
Saw these on the something nutritious Instagram, and thought they would be such a fun treat to make for v day (I was right!) I had to make a few substitutions and these energy bites still turned out great! Here are the changes I made:
•natural almond butter (tj’s by me didn’t have natural cashew butter). Didn’t taste the almonds and worked great!
•I bought only one bag of freeze dried strawberries and it ended up being only 3/4 cup of freeze dried strawberries for the recipe. I’m sure having the other 1/4 cup of strawberries would have been great, but it still was delicious even missing this amount!
•topping: I don’t like white chocolate, so I made a Greek yogurt glaze to try something fun and still have a white coating on the outside. I made the Greek yogurt glaze with: 1.5 cups 2% Greek yogurt, 0.5 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar), 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tbsp water. I freezed the bites for 30 min for the coating to set and it was delicious!
Thanks gal for another delicious and nutritious recipe!
Thank you Natalie! I’m so happy the substitutions worked out for you, and love the sound of that Greek yogurt topping. I would say the extra 1/4 cup of strawberries wouldn’t have made a huge difference anyway!
these were so good and are perfect for a little snack. they’re also really cute, which just adds to it. i used exact measurements and everything worked out
So glad you tried them, Ava!