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Salted Cashew Key Lime Bites

Salted Cashew Key Lime Bites

Salted Cashew Key Lime Bites are chewy, tart and naturally sweetened with dates. This no-bake snack recipe can be made in a food processor in under 5 minutes and is compliant with Whole30.     I’m officially in the second week of my first Whole30. […]

Strawberry Peanut Butter Bars

Strawberry Peanut Butter Bars

Happy Friday and Valentine weekend! It’s going to be a chilly few days ahead in Chicago, with a wind chill advisory late tonight {temps below zero – yikes}. K and I originally planned to go ice skating downtown on Saturday at the figure 8 Skating […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

I have a perfect snack for the weekend that tastes just like a cookie but is packed with healthy ingredients – Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites!



I used a few of my favorite ingredients for this snack, including unsweetened peanut butter and Baker Miller steel cut oats {check out a recap of my first visit here}. Baker Miller’s oats are sourced in the Midwest. Baker Miller is a stone-mill bakery and restaurant in the Lincoln Square neighborhood that grinds their own flour and oats. Check out their online flour shop for more details {not sponsored, I just love these oats!}.

K and I are packing these energy bites on an upcoming road trip for snacks, and leaving a few in the freezer for later. These healthy bites also include raisins, raw almonds, and dates. I used regular California dates for this recipe, instead of Medjool dates. California dates are much smaller so you need less than if you use Medjool.


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites

A simple no-bake snack recipe that tastes exactly like your favorite cookie.

Servings 16 energy bites


  • 24 California dates
  • 2/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats {uncooked}
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Process the mixture a few times. Stop the processor and use a spatula to re-combine the mix if needed.

  2. Keep processing until the ingredients are evenly combined {I like to use the "pulse" function}.

  3. Remove from the food processor and use a medium cookie scoop and your hands to form the mix into balls.

  4. Refrigerate covered for ~2 hours or overnight to harden. Keep refrigerated or freeze.

Check out a few more of my recipes for healthy snacks: