It is so frustrating when you get home and you're starting to cook dinner but you need to eat something just to function on a second by second basis, or when you're on the cusp of becoming very angry because you're so hungry. Fruit and Nut Energy Bites to the rescue! These are the perfect sweet, guiltless, little morsels to have around your house, or office, to keep your sweet tooth cravings in check and get that kick of energy we all need from time to time. Loaded with dates, honey, oats, raisins, cashews, banana chips, cranberries and sunflower seeds, your stomach will be thrilled with this snack and your cravings will be satisfied for just around 60 calories a Bite! Just mix, chill and get your snacking under control. Enjoy!
Time: 25 minutes
Serving size: 5 bites
- 1/2 cup Swanson Organic Organic Fancy Whole Medjool Dates, chopped
- 1/4 cup Y.S. Eco Bee Farm Pure Premium Clover Honey
- 1 teaspoon Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract
- 3 tablespoons Nature's All Foods Organic Fair Trade Freeze Dried Banana
- 1/2 cup Bell Plantation PB Thins
- 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats
- 2 tablespoons Swanson Organic Certified Organic Cashews Raw, Whole No Salt
- 3 tablespoons Swanson Organic Certified Organic Sunflower Seeds Raw, Hulled
- 2 tablespoons Swanson Organic Certified Organic Raisins, Thompson Seedless
- 2 tablespoons Bob's Red Mill Dried Cranberries
In a large bowl, combine the chopped dates, honey, and vanilla extract. In a separate bag, crush the bananas and PB Thins. Add the oats and combine with the date mixture. Fold in the cashews, sunflower seeds, raisins and cranberries and stir until everything is combined. Roll into balls about 1 1/2 tablespoons each and store in an airtight container or plastic bag.
Recipe adapted from My Happy Place.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
- Calories 297
- Fat 5 grams [Saturated Fat 0.75 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g]
- Protein 6 grams
- Sodium 46 mgs
- Carbohydrates 57.5 grams
- Fiber 5.5 grams
|Hulled Sunflower Seeds||Steel Cut Oats||Pure Vanilla Extract|