Posts tagged snacks
Almond Chocolate Chip Bites

Who can resist a chocolate chip filled, peanut buttery, almond crunchy bite? I know I can't. Especially after a hard workout or when I am craving a warm chocolate chip cookie. The beauty of these little guys is that you can sub out any nut butter you would like ( I have used cashew butter in these as well) and you can also reduce calories by eliminating the chocolate chips or rolling each bite smaller. You don't have to refrigerate these bites, so they are ideal for backpacks or hiding in your desk at work. Just don't store these bites in your car, they will most definitely melt everywhere on a hot day (that's a bit of personal experience speaking). Enjoy making these bites, but if you make them you have to bring me some. :)  

Almond Chocolate Chip Bites

Makes 15 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped  
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Procedure

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended and roll into bite sized balls ( about 1/2 tablespoon). Store in the fridge or on the counter in an airtight container. 

 

 

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bites
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The Christmas cookies and goodies have been eaten, and we are all starting to plan and set goals for next year. This can take lots of mental energy and can work up quite an appetite! Instead of reaching for any lingering sugar packed goodie, try one of my chocolate chip cookie energy bites! I love them because they help me feel like I am getting a treat but it also gives a little boost of energy as well. You can use whatever nut butter you would like, I use peanut butter in my recipe but you could easily use almond or cashew butter. 

I eat them after a workout, or any time I need a quick pick me up! Enjoy! 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bites

Makes 15 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries  
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Procedure

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well blended and roll into balls. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.