Just a little something for Saturday.

I was looking for a quick snack the other day for me and Emma and I thought of the healthy no-bake muffins I made a while back that can be found here.  I decided to recreate them, but re-configure them into easy-to-grab bite-sized shapes.  And I made two versions, so we would have plenty of healthy snack options on hand in the fridge.

Chocolate Chip & Coconut Almond Butter Oat Bites

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips {I used semi-sweet here because that’s what I had in the house, but dark chocolate chips are my favorite!}
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned uncooked oats
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes

chocolate chip almond butter bites

Instructions:

1.     Add dry oats, toasted coconut flakes, almond butter, chocolate chips, honey and vanilla extract to a medium bowl and stir to combine.

2.     Cover and place in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to firm up.

3.     Once chilled, roll into balls.

4.     To store, cover with plastic wrap or in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.  Enjoy immediately!

almond butter bites

Notes:

  • You can toast coconut flakes yourself by placing the flakes in a thin layer on a baking sheet and bake in an oven preheated to 325 degrees for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Or you can purchase store-bought toasted coconut flakes like these awesome 100% organic unsweetened ones I grabbed at Whole Foods.
  • Makes about 15-20 snack bites depending on what size you make them.
  • This version is my favorite!

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Banana Oat Bites

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Ingredients:

  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 1/3 cup old fashioned uncooked oats
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserve
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon honey

strawberry banana bites

Instructions:

1.     Add dry oats, banana slices, strawberry preserve, chocolate chips, and honey to a medium bowl and stir to combine.

2.     Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to firm up before rolling into balls.

3.     To store, cover with plastic wrap or in an airtight container and keep refrigerated overnight for best results before enjoying.

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Notes:

  • Use a fork to mash the banana, so that it is smooth and then a wooden spoon to combine all of the ingredients.
  • If you like a bit of texture, you can add some toasted coconut flakes to the mix.
  • Since the banana consistency makes these super moist, they should be refrigerated overnight after making into balls and before eating in order to hold up the best.
  • Makes about 15-20 snack bites depending on what size you make them.
  • This version is Emma’s favorite!

Enjoy!