Any snack with oats is always tasty. But combine oats with honey, peanut butter, nuts, and chocolate, and you’ve got yourself a delightful, nutritious snack. These granola bites are extremely easy to make, and you can really put anything you want in them. Add different nuts, include seeds, or vary the quantities – it doesn’t matter, they’ll still be delicious! Enjoy them as a quick snack when you’re on the go, or savor them as a dessert with ice cream.
I adapted the recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies or Special K)
- 1 cup peanut butter – which ever kind you want
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts
- 1 cup of chopped peanuts
- 2/3 cup honey or agave nectar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Then with a spoon, scoop out small balls of the mixture and put them on a large sheet. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes so that the bites harden, and become more compact. Consider adding 1-2 tablespoons of flax seeds or chia seeds, or some dried fruit. Super easy, super yummy!