No-Bake Granola Bites

January 6th, 2015 by

No-Bake Granola Bites

Packed with crunch and creaminess and lots of good-for-you things (think: flaxseed) and some extra treats (think: mini chocolate chips), AND they are so simple to throw together (no cooking or baking!) Feel free to add or discard or substitute any of the ingredients!
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)  or coconut flakes
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup ground flaxseed (or 1/2 cup each of 2 of these: Pumpkin, sunflower, flax and sesame
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips or raisins (or both!)
  • 2 T ground chia seeds
  • 2 T poppy seeds
  • 2/3 cup honey or agave nectar or peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl, mixing gently so the crispy rice cereal doesn’t get crushed. Mix until well-combined.
  2. Using a cookie scoop (or roll small amounts in your hands), drop rounded tablespoonful-sized portions onto a parchment or wax paper lined cooking sheeet. I used my cookie scoop and then rolled the scooped portion out between my palms.
  3. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. At this point you can serve them or combine the chilled granola bites in a large tupperware-type container or ziploc bags to freeze or refrigerate. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week or for a few months in the freezer.

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