Power Bites

August 8, 2016 0 Comments

Happy Monday! This has been the weirdest summer I’ve ever experienced but I can’t complain because I’ve had pretty awesome hair this past few months- no humidity and cool days means I can wear my hair down with out any frizz or fuss. Although, with this strange weather, I’ve also had many day colds throughout the last few months which I guess I could have lived without. Anyway, I hope this is a great start to a great week. I made these little bites a few months back, and on a pretty regular basis at that, for Darren and I on weekends to get us through the week. It became a better option than processed sugar heavy granola bars and they don’t take long to make. So as a part of this weeks Gastropost challenge of No Heat Required, I wanted to share these little Power bites as I like to call them. It’s a 1 bowl mix and shape kind of recipe and they stay in the fridge for about a week. Which isn’t bad because at the end of the week it doesn’t take long to whip up another batch AND you can mix and match different nuts and dried fruits as you please. You can even swap the honey for agave and peanut butter for almond butter.  Try it and let me know what your favorite combinations are!

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This recipe is adapted from Gimme Some Oven, but I added more of the ingredients I knew Darren would like right off the bat. Sometimes you gotta trick him into learning to like something. I knew he would like walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate, but the added bonus of chia seeds and flax seeds was more for my piece of mind. He did agree that these helped curb his appetite during the last few hours at work and gave him enough satisfaction to get home and have dinner without rushing me.

Power Bites

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Power Bites
Mix and match with different nuts, dried fruits, nut butters, and even sweeteners like agave or maple.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine everything in a bowl and mix
  2. Firmly squeeze a handful of mixture into a tight compact ball. If you find that they are still loosely falling apart, add about 1 tbsp of nut butter at a time until a better shape holding consistency is reached.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before eating!* *The recipe in Gimme Some Oven says to refrigerate and then roll in a ball, but I found that rolling them and then refrigerating works just as well. No need to go back and finish.
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August 11, 2016

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North Carolina born, Vancouver living, cooking, and baking fanatic that is bringing my kitchen to the internet.

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