I have long been a fan of granola bars. I am not much of a breakfast person but I grew up on Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. I try not to eat those anymore. I try to make my own granola bars. I like having more control of what goes into my food. But, I must admit that store bought granola bars are very convenient. When I make my own granola bars I have to buy all sorts of ingredients, mix together the batter, cook them, wait for them to cool, cut them, and portion them out. They taste WAY better then the store bought ones but I don’t always have time for all that. These energy bites are the perfect combination of tasty and convenient.
I saw these on pinterest awhile ago and I thought they looked very interesting. One of my friends from work made these and let me try a couple. I was immediately hooked. I told Kelly we needed to make them immediately. We are always looking for snacks that are not completely unhealthy. As we were making them I mentioned that my friend from work that made these for me is also a marathon runner. Kelly said, So, if we eat these will we be able to run a marathon? The only marathon I see in our future is a Jersey Shore marathon. But I’ll probably be eating these while I watch it. This recipe is easily adaptable to your taste. Don’t like raisins? Leave them out. Don’t have wheat germ? No biggie. The important thing is that you make them. Right away. The best way to describe them is healthy, raw, cookie dough bites. Sounds good, right?
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp wheat germ
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate for ½ hour. Roll tablespoon sized balls in your hands. Eat!