...try saying that ten times fast.
easy on-the-go snacks are the best option for me and "my little taste tester". i love to seek out a mission to create a new healthy snack that will fuel our bodies for whatever the day brings.
enter….no-bake honey oatmeal cashew butter chocolate chip bites.
i found a base recipe online and have worked it and re-worked it over and over again to suit our tastes.
one of the greatest things about these little bites is how flexible and creative you can be with these little bites. there has yet to be a time when I was not able to make a quick batch for lack of on-hand ingredients in my pantry. as long as you have a few ingredients on hand, like oats and nut butter, you can make these yummy treats.
i have substituted the chocolate chips for raisins, dried cherries, blueberries, or cranberries. i've added in nuts, protein powder, or other cereals for texture. i like to mix things up by using almond butter in one batch, peanut butter in another, cashew butter in the next batch, or even macadamia nut butter or pecan butter.
the options are endless here.
no-bake honey oatmeal cashew butter chocolate chip bites
1 cup oat flour (or regular oats ground up in a blender or food processor)
1/2 cup oats or muesli mix (I used Bob's Red Mill gluten-free muesli)
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal (I used GoGo Quinoa's quinoa choco-puffs)
1/4 cup unsweetened, dessicated coconut (shredded coconut or coconut flakes work too)
1/2 cup cashew butter (almond butter, peanut butter, or other nut butter)
1/2 cup honey (could try maple syrup, agave, brown rice syrup)
1-2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. in one bowl, mix together oat flour, oats, crispy rice cereal and coconut.
2. in another bowl, mix together nut butter, honey and vanilla (or melt on low heat).
3. stir the nut butter mixture into the oat mixture.
4. form into 1″ balls and place on parchment or wax paper-lined baking sheet (or use a square/rectangular pan to make bars instead, then drizzle melted chocolate on top)
5. put them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
6. and voila…they’re done!
These can then be put into zip lock bags or containers to store in the refrigerator (or freezer for longer term storage).