These little Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Bites got me through the ten hour drive to Utah we did a couple of weeks ago. I always crave chocolate while traveling so these little bites were the perfect snack to curb my sweet tooth.
These are jam packed with good for you ingredients– ground oats, hemp hearts, chia seeds…oh, and some almond butter + dark chocolate chips
Place everything but the chocolate chips in a poweful blender or food processor. Blend until the oats are ground and fine and everything is good together. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into one inch balls. Store in the fridge.
**if the balls need a little extra liquid to help them stick together, add a drizzle of maple syrup to get the right consistency.
I’ve got granola for ya two ways today! A basic chocolate granola (that I just love love love) and chunky monkey granola (okay, totally love it too!)
The basic chocolate is made with oats, coconut oil, cocoa, chocolate chips, honey, and vanilla. It’s simple and just perfection. Almosts tasts like a chocolate no bake cookie, minus the peanut butter. I love sprinkling this on top of my morning protein shake!
There’s all kinds of things that would be good to mix in to this granola. But I highly recommend trying my Chunky Monkey version~ by mixing in peanut butter chips and chocolate cover bananas. It’s deathly good.
If the chocolate covered banana chips are too sweet, just use regular banana chips. To be honest, my grocery store didn’t have the plain ones, but I’m not complaining:) Feel free to add walnuts or any other nut if you prefer too.
Preheat oven to 275. Line a baking sheet with parchment Place oats in a large bowl and set aside.
In a medium saucepan melt coconut oil, cocoa, chocolate chips, and honey together over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 30-45 seconds. Remove from heat and pour over the oats.
Stir to combine. Sprinkle additional two tablespoons of cocoa over the oats and stir to coat. Stir in whisked egg white. Spread oats in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 40-50 minutes at 275, stirring half way through. Let cool completely. Break apart and place in an air tight container.
Chunky Monkey Granola
Once granola has cooled stir in peanut butter chips and chopped chocolate covered bananas.
I’ve been in a major dinner rut. That’s why you’ve seen nothing but snacky, desserty foods this week. We do eat dinner, but lately I can’t find the motivation/inspiration to make anything that’s been worth blogging about. But guess what, a lot of our dinners are nothing fancy–the kids get quesadillas and Brett and I throw together an “everything we have in the fridge” kind of salad.
Well, good thing it’s the weekend and you’re all looking for something sweet to snack on! Next week, I promise to make a notable dinner.
This Honey Almond Butter Popcorn is made popcorn, coconut oil, honey, almond butter, and a dash of cinnamon and vanilla! Healthy in my book. And perfectly fine to devour the entire batch.
It’s bursting with flavors of both honey and almond butter. I like to use crunchy almond butter to get a little crunch in the popcorn too! You can probably tell this isn’t a thick and gooey popcorn, if that’s what you’re going for though, just use a little less popcorn.
Honey Almond Butter Popcorn
sweet and sticky, honey almond butter popcorn that's highly addictive and healthy too!
melt coconut oil, almond butter, honey, and cinnamon together in a small saucepan over medium heat. whisk until melted and smooth. whisk in vanilla and remove from heat. drizzle over popcorn and gently stir until evenly coated. enjoy!
**if you want a thicker, gooier popcorn, reduce the amount of popped popcorn by 1/2-1 cup
We’ve been living in San Diego for almost seven months and we have yet to make a trip to Disneyland! Can you believe it? My husband has never even been, it’s only been about 23 years since I’ve been, and my boys would die to go! So I’m just a little bit excited (or jealous) about YOUR chance to win a Disney Parks Vacation!
All you have to do to enter is share a photo of your family showing your Disney Side –being wild world wanderers, true believers, tireless adventurers, or fun-loving kids at heart! One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen. You can visit http://partners.disney.com/share-your-disney-adventure for complete details and Official Rules. You have until February 16th to enter so get on it!
In collaborations with this giveaway the Disney Family is providing moms with inspiration and tips to create fun food art of Disney characters/scenes using Smucker’s Uncrustables Sandwiches and wholesome sides. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got picky eaters and the best way I know how to get them to eat is to make food fun!
You can see how to turn your Smucker’s Uncrustable Sandwiches into some of your Disney favorites like Mickey Mouse, Olaf, Simba, and Tow Mater! I love how each one includes healthy sides for kids to eat along with their sandwich. Sides like fruits and veggies that some kids (mine!) otherwise wouldn’t touch.
We decided to have a little fun of our own and got creative with Smucker’s Uncrustables too.
Meet our Big Hero Six inspired Bay Max character. He was so easy to make and my boys thought this was the coolest ever!