The weather continues to be as beautiful as ever! Spring is here, folks. Some friends and I decided to spend this lovely Saturday hiking. We found this 10 mile trail with a constant view of the lake, and all in all it was a great day. We obviously needed some snacks for this trip and in the end we decided to try a twist on the oatmeal cookie. A.k.a…oatmeal cookie energy bites (no bake of course). I have to say these turned out really good and I would make this snack again in a heartbeat. 3 words to describe this snack: easy, healthy and amazing.
Overall cost: $3.50 (makes a lot)
-2 cups of rolled oats (.50 cents)
-1/3 cup of shredded almond (.75 cents)
-1/3 cup of honey (.30 cents)
-1/3 cup of chocolate chips (.50 cents)
-1/2 cup of craisans (dried cranberries) (.50 cents)
-1/2 cup of peanut butter (.70 cents)
-1 tsp of vanilla extract (.10 cents)
1. Add rolled oats, chocolate chips, craisans, and nuts together in mixing bowl
Overall thoughts: This is a really good take on a mini cookie, and it’s soooooo delicious! A couple of tips for next time is to use mini chocolate chips (not sure why I didn’t see that one coming) Not all the honey and peanut butter is necessarily needed. Add a little bit at a time until you find the right amount and consistency to roll into bites. Overall, a great recipe for spring and summer!