Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Energy Bites

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!)


1 comment:

  1. I made these last night and took them to work today. We all had so much more energy! :). They were delicious.


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