Monday, July 27, 2015

No-Bake Peanut Butter, Oats, and Chocolate Chip Bites

photo via: www.chewoutloud.com
Hi everyone! So I recently posted a photo on instagram of my first legit pregnancy craving. And these guys were the culprit. A friend of mine posted the recipe for these No-Bake Energy Bites via Chew Out Loud (<-- click here for a link to the original recipe!) and it was literally all I could think about. I headed straight to the kitchen and gathered every ingredient I had that I thought would work and made a few substitutions to the original recipe based on my personal preferences and the availability of what I could find in my pantry. For all those who had been asking, here is the recipe for my adapted version (and let me tell you, they were EXACTLY what I had been craving-- two thumbs up for sure!)

Ingredients
1 cup dry, old-fashioned oats
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granola with flax seed (I used Kind Healthy Grains Cinnamon Oat Clusters)
⅔ cup chocolate chips
⅓ cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions
1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Cover and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
2. Roll the mixture into small balls and store in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to indulge (which in my case didn't take long....).
3. That's it! So easy and so delicious and semi-healthy and pregnancy-approved by this mama. I also heard they are kid-approved as well and I'm sure you could always sneak in some other healthy ingredients into these "cookies" for them as well (or for yourself if you find tricking yourself into eating healthy is the way to go ;) ).

Even our Lay was hoping she could get a taste they looked so good ;)

Bon appetit!


with faith, love, & coffee,

kellie ann
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