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Sunday, August 30, 2015

No-Bake Protein Granola Bites

This is a favorite snack of the girls.  They prefer tiny teaspoon size bites.  Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

2 cups quick oats
1 cup Rice Krispy cereal
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup ground flaxseed
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2-2/3 cup honey or agave nectar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (optional but really yummy!)

Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl, mixing gently so the crispy rice cereal doesn't get crushed. Mix until well-combined.

Using a cookie scoop or spoon drop rounded portions onto a parchment or wax paper lined cooking sheet.   You can round the balls between your hands.

Refrigerate or freeze on the cookie sheet for 1-2 hours. At this point you can serve them or put the chilled granola bites in a large tupperware-type container or ziploc bags. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week or for a few months in the freezer.

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