For those of you that don’t know, I’m a teacher. Every Monday we have professional development meetings. Each staff member signs up for a few meetings to bring a group snack to. Sometimes the snack ends up being donuts, cake, or cookies. Not that I have anything wrong with those delicious desserts, but I reserve my splurges for the weekend. So I usually end up bringing my own to munch on. This week happens to be my week to supply something yummy. Along with a crate of clementines and a bag of apples, I made these.
They taste like s’mores chewy granola bars and have the texture of a grainy dough. These aren’t carrot sticks, but compared to the cholesterol laden coffee cakes we normally have available, these are healthy. I tweaked the original recipe a tad and doubled it since I was making this for a crowd. This is my big batch which made about 4 dozen.
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 light agave nectar
1 cup ground flax
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2 t vanilla extract
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
Mix everything well. Pop into fridge for a half hour or so to firm up a bit. Roll into bite size balls.
Sounds like a good lineup of ingredients to me! Click here for the original recipe…Enjoy!