Wednesday, March 14, 2012

(Healthy?) Snack Bites

This recipe tasted especially good with a cup of tea.  But then again, what doesn't? :)

I saw the basics of this recipe online somewhere... can't remember exactly where... but I think several versions are floating around...  I have changed it to fit my taste buds!  

Snack Bites (Might be healthy?  The nut butter provides protein and honey is a natural way to sweeten...)
I don't use specific measurements because I just ad lib... if it looks like the right consistency and tastes good then you're all set :)

Nut butter (I use soy butter but you can use almond butter, peanut butter, etc.) - about 1/2 cup
Oats (I use old fashioned whole rolled oats) - about 1/4 cup
Honey - about 2 tablespoons
Coconut - about 1/8 cup or more depending on taste
Vanilla extract - about 2 teaspoons or more depending on taste
Chocolate chips - as desired
optional - flax seeds, almond meal, anything to add some texture and healthify it up!

Mix ingredients together, adding more of whichever you desire to change the taste and consistency.  It should feel like rough, damp cookie dough.  Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.  Roll into bite-sized balls.  Eat!  Save leftovers (if you have any) in the fridge.

I have found that I prefer to have more vanilla extract and more coconut, otherwise the nut butter and honey flavors are overpowering! 

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