No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Bites

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

2. Add peanut butter gradually
3. Add honey and vanilla

4. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet

5. Freeze for 30 minutes
6. Enjoy!

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!
Happy Cooking!