Friday, September 6, 2013

Granola Bites!

Granola bars are delicious. I found this recipe for granola bites and am in love! These are great because they are not only scrumptious, but healthy too! They contain flax and coconut oil. Plus, you can add good things like chia seeds, dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, or whatever your taste buds direct.

Granola Bites
2 cups quick oats
1 cup crispy rice cereal 
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup ground flaxseed
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2/3 cup honey or agave nectar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut oil
chia seeds and coconut or dried fruit too

Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl, mixing gently so the crispy rice cereal doesn't get crushed. Mix until well-combined.
Roll into small balls and place on a wax paper lined cooking sheet. 
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. At this point you can serve them or place the chilled granola bites in a large tupperware-type container or ziploc bags to freeze or refrigerate. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week or for a few months in the freezer.
Be creative and experiment. I used butterscotch chips and next time, I will use white chocolate chips, craisins, and shredded coconut. Nice for school lunches or an after school snack!

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