I’m sure other mom’s can relate when I say I am constantly on the look-out for healthy snack ideas! And not just for my kids, but for me too! I often turn to this round-up of Healthy Snack Ideas when I’m all out of good ideas. But these no-bake granola bites are our new family favorite! Not only do they take minutes to throw together, I can freeze them and have them on hand for months! Total score.
My 2 year-old is allergic to peanuts so I’ll usually set aside half of the recipe for him and add sunflower butter as a substitution for the peanut butter. Everyone in our family loves these–including my husband who often takes one in his lunch! They are the best for on-the-go days too when you barely have time to throw some snacks in your bag on the way out the door.
I often play around with the ingredients and add dried fruit or chia seeds too. Feel free to add in your favorite healthy ingredients to make them even yummier!
- 2 cups quick oats*
- 1 cup ground flaxseed
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter*
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup honey or agave nectar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined.
Using a cookie scoop and your hands, drop rounded tablespoonful-sized portions onto a parchment lined cooking sheet. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Storing: Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to a week or freeze for several months.
*One of my kids is allergic to peanuts, so I substitute sunflower butter in his!
Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe