These little bites have become a favorite at our house. They're the perfect combination of nutty, sweet, chewy, chocolaty goodness. My kids loves to grab a few for a snack in the afternoon or after dinner for a treat. They're just right for popping into little mouths.
I rarely buy granola bars anymore due to a peanut allergy in our home. Peanut free granola bars are hard to find, expensive, and full of undesirable additives, but I feel good about my kids eating these homemade bites full of good-for-you ingredients.
Granola Bar Bites
1 cup quick oats
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup nut butter (I use sunflower seed butter)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey (preferably raw)
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well incorporated.
2. Roll mixture into bite size balls.
3. Store in airtight container for up to one week in fridge. Makes 25-30 balls.
These are a favorite of ours too. I haven't made them in a while though... maybe I should!ReplyDelete
I love these! They are so much like my "No-Sugar Energy Bites" you can see here - http://moderncommonplacebook.com/2013/03/14/the-perfect-snack/ReplyDelete
I love your blog!
Featuring these on Family Fun Friday!ReplyDelete
Made these the other day and me and my kids love them- can't wait to try the fudge bites-wish the recipe had calories per ball though- I'' try and figure it out though. Thanks so muchReplyDelete
Thanks for these recipes! I usually only have regular oats on hand, not quick oats. Do you think I should soak them first... or something?ReplyDelete
Also, Adrienne, here is an awesome calorie count/nutrition calculator: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
This recipe would have 75 cal/ea if you make 30 bites.
Heather- you can use regular oats. The texture will just be a little different.Delete
I made these, with a few changes, and loved them so much I'm blogging about them on Monday at http://coffeewithus3.blogspot.com/2013/05/granola-bites-or-muffin-man.html. I left a link-back to your recipe. Thanks!ReplyDelete