Meet the Sullivans: [RECIPE] No-Bake Trail Mix Bites

February 11, 2014

[RECIPE] No-Bake Trail Mix Bites

We love these No-Bake Trail Mix Bites -- I made them yesterday and Keith and I each had a few before I was even done making them. They're the perfect "treat" without being too indulgent. Owen calls them "cookies", which is spot on since they taste similar to a peanut butter oatmeal cookie. They go great with a cup of tea and work well as a post-workout snack. But I must warn you, they are addicting!

inspired by recipes from Honey We're Healthy + Mel's Kitchen Cafe

1 c. oats
3/4 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp. milled flax seed
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 c. mini chocolate chips
1/4 c. raisins
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. light agave nectar or honey

Combine all ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) in a food processor and pulse until well mixed. (I used our Vitamix and they turned out fine!). Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips until well combined.

Using wet hands, gently roll mixture into golf ball-sized balls. Place balls on a plate and chill for at least two hours until firm.

Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


A little housekeeping note:

I love getting comments and try to reply to them as often as I can, but I've noticed recently that there are a few people who are "@no-reply-comment" commenters. This means that you leave a comment, but I can't respond to your comments, and I am sure there are tons of other blogs you've commented on who want to reply too!

I'd love to be able to respond to everyone's comments, so here is a great tutorial on how to fix the problem: Are You A @no-reply-comment Blogger?


the girl in the red shoes said...

These look and sound amazing! Adding them to my must make list!

Carolyn said...

These sound so yummy!!!

E Hayes said...

Adding the flax and chia seeds to our shopping list! I used to make homemade granola bars and haven't in ages, looks like I'll be making both!

And the no-reply comment thing is half the reason I switched to Disqus, which of course isn't without it's fair share of glitches. But I like that I can respond publicly and that the commenter gets notified that I responded, instead of me privately replying via email or replying back in the comments section and the commentor never seeing it because they didnt return back or subscribe to the comments. I wish there was one fool proof way for the comments section to work better!

E Hayes said...

oh, the other reason I switched was to reduce automated spam comments. I kept getting them on really old posts, I didn't want to switch to the captcha comment box since I know I always avoid commenting on those blogs when reading on my phone (pretty much 90% of the time)...

Kelli Gilbert said...

ohhhh these look SO good! thanks for sharing! I'm excited to try!

Unknown said...

I need to try these. I usually do flax, honey, almond butter, oats, and chocolate. I love how convenient these are to just grad and go.

Jenny said...

These sound great! Defiantly on my try list!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I always see recipes for these types of things, but have never tried them. Going to make these tonight; they sound delicious! I need some healthy snacks around!

Emily said...

I am totally making these this week. Thanks for the recipe, they sound really good. And a great quick snack even while nursing!

Allie said...

Love these. Thanks for sharing.

hello erin said...

seeing these make me wish i wasn't allergic to nuts!! maybe i'll have to make em for lex to try :)

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Yummm, I was just looking for healthy snacks to have around the house and this would be perfect!

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

Thank you for the housekeeping comment about being a @no-reply-comment blogger! I had no idea I was. That tutorial was so easy too :) Thanks!

PS totally trying these this weekend!!