With three growing kids, we’re always looking for a simple and easy snack that we can give them. Especially ones that contain ingredients without words I haven’t had to know since I was in chemistry class.
So today we want to share this amazingly easy no bake granola bites recipe.
The kids love it, it takes no time to prepare, and it’s healthy to boot. Oh and it contains my favorite things and what I consider a must-have for everyone and the best super food: flaxseed. Did you know it is good for you in so many ways, including a fat burner!?
Here’s what you’ll need:
• 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter • 3/4 cup pure honey • 2 cups low fat granola • 1/2 cup cashews • 1 tablespoon flaxseed • 1/ 4 cup shredded coconut • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips • 1/4 cup milk
Here’s how you make them:
First, use a mallet and a baggie to crush your cashew nuts.
Of course you can use anything else, but a mallet makes me feel more manly.
Pour the granola, cashews, coconut, and flax seed into a large bowl, and mix together.
In a separate smaller bowl, blend together the peanut butter and the honey.
(If there are allergies to some of these ingredients, you can sub the peanut butter for any other nut butter, or the honey for a maple syrup.)
Stir the peanut better and honey mixture into the larger bowl, and mix together until blended well.
Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out balls, and place the on a tray cover with wax paper or some other non-stick surface.
Once you have all your scoops, place them in the freezer for about 15 minutes to help them set.
While they are setting on medium-low heat, melt the chocolate chips into the milk.
Use a small sauce pan and stir until melted. Then set aside for about 5 minutes to allow it to cool.
Remove the scoops from the freezer and drizzle them with chocolate.
Cheaters tip: We have no fancy baking supplies, so we simply used a little medicine syringe for a nice, drizzled look.
Insta yumminess. With a side of fancy.
And the kids have no idea all the good stuff they’re eating…. especially the flaxseed.
As always, let us know if you try it! We’d love to hear. Have an inspired day!