These have no produce in them (unless you count the coconut :), but I wanted to share this recipe because they have been a big hit at our home!
NO BAKE ENERGY BARS
1 cup (dry) old fashioned oatmeal
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed meal or wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or 1 Tbs cocoa powder)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 Tbs chia seeds (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like (1″ diameter makes 25 balls). Store in airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to a week.
I’m going to try them with more “stuff” (sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, crushed almonds) and just refigure the amount of honey and peanut butter to ensure there is enough “glue” to hold them together. If you find an especially yummy mix, share it with us!