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!
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.