Summer is in full swing, and that means so is the snacking! These power bites are a great addition to your family’s snacking repertoire – whether you’ve got long days of entertaining the kids at home, teenagers logging in for summer distance learning or are hitting the road to safely shelter out of place this summer.
Recently, I had the opportunity to contribute an article on snacking in the June issue of our sweet, local magazine, Hillsborough Living. The magazine is written for and by Hillsborough residents, and it was an honor to submit articles in the May (fridge foraging- frittatas) and June issues. With so many of us spending so much time at home the past few months and likely more time at home this summer, this month’s article on snacking seemed like a timely submission. I hope you find some helpful tips on the list of snack ideas!
These are a great snack to keep in the refrigerator any time of the year. They are quick to make, portable and a healthy alternative to packaged granola bars and power bars that are often high in sugar and additives. Making a double recipe is not a bad idea- they go fast!
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup ground flaxseed meal
- ½ cup nut butter such as peanut or almond
- ¼ cup toasted coconut
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ kosher salt
In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and combine thoroughly. Using a tablespoon, scoop into 18 balls- adding a drizzle more of maple syrup or spoon of nut butter if mixture is too dry to hold together. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.