I’ve been seeing versions of this granola bites snack recipe around the internet lately but felt compelled to publish my own version. I’ve tweaked my recipe of these crunchy granola bites several times since I started making them years ago. My original recipe came from Hannaford.com.
I used to chop up dried fruit and add that to the bites, but now it’s strictly nutty, honey, and chocolate flavors that exist in my heaven of a snack. Chocolate and peanut butter have to be the most glorious of combinations anyone has ever thought to put together. I could eat it all day, every day, if it weren’t for my waistline being an issue.
I’ve recently been adding walnuts to lots of recipes like salad, muffins, etc. and I love how the soft crunchiness of the walnuts adds an amazing texture to this recipe. Not to mention the omega-3 factor. I am breastfeeding so anywhere I can get some extra omega-3’s is a bonus. I actually made the majority of this recipe while wearing my infant in the sling! Baby wearing is something I’ve had to get used to again but it’s so nice to be able to actually make snacks and get things done.
I also add sesame seeds and whole flaxseeds to these bars. We eat so many flaxseeds in this house, from homemade bread to salad, that I find them everywhere. I love being able to sneak them into foods that the kids eat without them realizing.
I melted the peanut butter and honey on low heat while combining the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips.
After everything is mixed together, add the chocolate chips. You can add them earlier, but chances are they will melt!
Here’s what I added:
1 cup all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
2 cups quick oats
2 cups rice krispies
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
|Crunchy Granola Bites Packed with Omega-3||
- 1 cup all natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 cups quick oats
- 2 cups rice krispies
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Heat peanut butter and honey on low heat 5-10 minutes until melted. Combine all dry ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix peanut butter mixture into dry ingredients and stir. Add chips halfway through mixing. Pat mixture into a 13x9x2 baking pan until solid and refrigerate until firm.