no bake granola bites

i am a snack-a-holic. i  love snacks – all the sweet things and all the salty things.  they are the best.  but snacking can quickly add up to lots of unhealthy foods and extra calories i shouldn’t be eating.  therefore, a made a concerted effort to have healthier snacks on hand in my office and at home.

i started off this quest by googling healthy snacks.  i saw lots of people making these granola bites.   they all looked awesome and relatively easy to make.  plus they are no-bake which definitely ups the convenience factor.  these no bake granola bites are full of lots of healthy things like flaxseed,

coconut oil,

plus quick oats, peanut butter, and honey.  although the chocolate chips aren’t exactly healthy they are a nice addition to help these bites seem more like a special treat.  remember balance is important – if something is too healthy tasting i won’t want to eat it and instead i’ll just grab a bag of chips.  useless.  these bites are tasty and healthy.  perfect!

besides making my own healthy snacks (i’ll be sharing a couple more recipes in the next few weeks), i also signed up for graze.  it’s an awesome subscription based snack company and sends you 4 healthy snacks that are perfectly portioned each 2 weeks.  you can indicate your preferences so you never get something you know you don’t like.

i love all of the snacks i’ve received so far from granola bars and dried fruit to flavored nuts and trail mix and more.  i would highly suggest giving this a try if you’re looking for an easy way to eat healthy snacks.

plus, if you use my invite code you can get your 1st and 5th boxes free! here it is: MIKIB4FPP

(disclaimer: i have no affiliation with graze.  i just love their product/service.)

first combine the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, and coconut oil in a large bowl.

the add the flaxseed, quick oats, and chocolate chips.  mix well.

finally pour in the rice krispies and mix gently so that they don’t get too crushed up.

then use a cookie scoop to portion out rounded tablespoon balls of the granola bite mixture.

ta da!

allow the bites chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.  then transfer them to a ziplock bag and store in the refrigerator.

for this amazing recipe, please visit mel’s kitchen cafe.

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3 Comments

  1. Your granola bars are pretty cool. I love flax seed and eat it all the time.

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  2. Kat

     /  June 27, 2014

    Please post the recipe. I finally find all the ingredients and now the website has closed. :(

    Reply

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