Apricot Energy Bites

I am constantly looking for snacks for my kids for school.  And for after school.  And for non-school days.  Basically, I constantly need snacks for my kids.  Kids are hungry a lot I’ve discovered.  Something to do with growing I presume?   Possibly?!

At any rate, I make a lot of snack food around here to try and avoid buying the prefab snacks at the store.  A lot of them ARE healthy, don’t get me wrong, but they’re certainly not cheap.  And you go through them awfully quick with three growing (and hungry!) kids in the house!  And a lot of those prefab snacks are NOT healthy and I prefer to avoid them for the most part.  If I’m giving my kids something in the unhealthy vein, I prefer it to at least be homemade with real ingredients, rather than filled with chemicals, as well as sugar!


Apricot Energy Bites


So, I make a lot of snacks around here.  Some are healthy, some not so much, but I DO try to make most of our snack food as opposed to buying it.  One of the things I have been trying to come up with is an energy bite type snack, that doesn’t have nuts in it.  My kids love nuts, and can eat them, but our school is nut free, as a lot of them are now, and I really wanted to come up with something that could be sent to school.  Every single recipe I saw for energy bites had nuts or nut butter of some sort in it though, so I started experimenting.


Apricot Energy Bites


These apricot energy bites are the ones that we liked the most.  My kids loved these.  They’re chewy and filling and sweet enough to feel like a treat, even though they’re quite healthy.  There are no nuts in them, and only a small amount of honey added to help bind them together.  The dates and dried apricots add enough sweetness without needing anything else.  And they’re coated in coconut to make them pretty, and just cause coconut is good!

My kids loved these apricot energy bites, and are asking me to make them again soon, as they did not last long.  So if you’re looking for a healthy and energy filled snack that is also nut free, give these a try!  They come together very quickly and the kids love them!


Apricot Energy Bites


I’ve also share this Apricot Energy Bites recipe over on Food Fanatic, so make sure to check it out there!  



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  1. says

    These sound and look awesome Stacey! For some reason, I’ve stopped making snacks lately! This needs to change, I’ll definitely try your apricot bites :)

    • stacey says

      I do that too, we’ll have snacks everywhere for a while, and then I don’t make anything for a long time and we raid the freezer! Thanks Mira!

  2. says

    I have an energy bite recipe similar to this that I make ALL the time, but this recipe is a great way to shake it up a little bit! I love the apricots in here and I’m pretty sure I have everything in my pantry right now too! These are so happening. :)

  3. says

    You’re such a good mom, Stacey! I feel virtuous if I shop for my kids’ snacks in the whole foods section of the grocery store. They just eat everything up too fast! These look really good.

    • stacey says

      Well thank you Mir! That, or I spend too much time in the kitchen, one of those! I’ll go with yours! :) Thanks so much!

  4. says

    I am always looking for snacks too! I’m the worst at remembering to buy and pack snacks for work days and I always end up stuffing my face when I get home! I love apricots and these sound like the perfect thing to take with me!

    • stacey says

      That’s so true! I’ve discovered as they get older they don’t really hit those not wanting to eat stages anymore though! Thanks Ashley!

  5. says

    How funny Stacey that my post today was very similar to yours. These darn kids are gonna eat us out of house and home huh? I love these bites and apricot was a genius idea. Can’t wait to try them! Pinned!!

    • stacey says

      Is it? Funny! Especially since I wrote this for FF almost two months ago! It’s true though, they are always hungry! :) Thanks Cyndi!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Gayle! The dates were surprisingly sweet actually, almost too sweet for me, but the kids loved them! :)

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