Almond Butter Snack Bites

Almond butter, whole grain flakes, and lots of seeds combine to make a healthy, high protein snack.

 almond butter bites

My husband loves a certain brand of protein bars. Some days he will eat two or three of the disgusting things. I avoid them for a couple of reasons; they all taste the same and they all are very high in sugar. His blood sugar is just fine, mine isn’t always, so I knew when I found a low sugar almond butter bar that tasted great, that I wanted to re-create it. Luckily grand-daughter #1 was here last week and we had a full day of cooking. She helped me put these tasty “bites” together.

Almond Butter Snack Bites
Protein bites that taste great and are good for you too.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Snack Ideas
Serves: 20 bites
Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseeds
  • ½ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 cup 9 grain cereal flakes
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup sliced, chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. If the mixture is too loose and sticky, place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Form mixture into small balls or discs. Set on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Note:

  1. The bites are better on day 2, after the cereal flakes have had time to soften.
  2. Rolled oats or rye flakes could be used instead of or along with the 9 grain flakes.
  3. These bites are high in protein and fiber, but won’t send your blood sugar surging. They are a great afternoon snack for kids and adults.

What are your favorite afternoon snack ideas?

by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at SeedToPantry.com. Find her professional food writing info at PenandProvisions.com.

April 10, 2015

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