Chocolate Granola Bites

 Source: Chocolate Granola Bites, HealthyFlax.org

Source: Chocolate Granola Bites, HealthyFlax.org

These granola bites are a great grab-and-go snack option. Also great for lunches!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) canola oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) liquid honey
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) large flake rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) shelled raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened medium shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine oil and honey over medium heat, stirring until warm.  Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Add oats, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut, flaxseed, cranberries and chocolate chips. Stir until well coated.
  2. With dampened fingers, firmly form mixture into bite-size balls. Let cool completely on rack.
  3. Store in an airtight container for a week or freeze for longer storage.
 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 32 bites.

SERVING SIZE: 2 bites. Each serving contains 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 180
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 0 mg
Potassium 116 mg