Trail Mix Bites
First I made the original recipe that is posted a few paragraphs below. Then I left out the chocolate and made them this way:
1 cup of rolled oats
10 medjool dates, soft or soaked
3 tbsp of a chia seed, flax, buckwheat blend
Blend in your food processor and you get a sticky mixture that you roll into balls. Refrigerate before consuming. Another way to make them is to add peanut butter or any nut butter. If you run out of dates, the peanut butter will hold them together but the bites will be crumbly.
3 tbsp of natural peanut butter
1 cup of oats
As many dates as you have left
3 tbsp of chia/flax mix
Blend well and form into balls. If they are crumbly, freeze them before consuming.
I made energy bars before and they were awesome. These bites are similar but I made them with a wider array of ingredients. How awesome is dark chocolate? Pretty awesome so it's one of the ingredients.
I'm a huge fan of preparing meals the night before; this helps with time management and makes for a much more relaxed breakfast the next morning. These bites are great to whip up the night before and storing in the fridge.
2 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/3 cup of maple syrup
2 tbsp of chia seeds
2 tbsp of flaxseed meal
1 serving of a dark chocolate bar broken into small pieces
1.5 cups of dried prunes
Combine all ingredients except the chocolate in your food processor and blend well. Mix in the chocolate then form into balls by rolling in your hands. Store in the fridge to set and serve.