Between our recent travel and outdoor activities (camping & hiking), there have been a number of times I wish I had some snacks I could throw into the backpack to tide us over. Coincidentally, I have seen a number of tasty-looking homemade snacks online lately, and I decided it was time to finally give one of the recipes a try. There are bake and no-bake versions, bars, and....bites!
Using this recipe for inspiration, I tossed several ingredients into a bowl. I toasted some coconut flakes, tossed them on top the rest of the mess, and mixed together with my hands. The result was a pretty sticky mess that smelled and tasted amazing.
After rolling them into balls and refrigerating until firm, the bites lasted several days in a sealed container at room temperature. They ended up being a great snack after a run, plane snacks for when we traveled, and backpack treats when we were hiking.
I plan to continue mixing up different ingredients to try out different combos. The nice thing about these is you know exactly what you're eating--no weird preservatives! I highly recommend giving them a try.
Other granola bar recipes that have caught my eye:
Eat Live Run (with quinoa!)